Tension pneumothorax and cardiac tamponade are mostly confused in emergency rooms even by skilled physicians sometimes, both of them are clinical diagnosis and patient need not to die in the radiology while waiting for a x-ray or ultrasound. Some of the key differences are as follows:

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Burhan Ahmed, MD, "Tension Pneumothorax Vs. Cardiac Tamponade," in Medicalopedia, November 25, 2010, [Permalink: https://www.medicalopedia.org/311/tension-pneumothorax-vs-cardiac-tamponade/].