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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Kaplan
34 years experience Cardiology
No eating/drinking: Typically patients are held npo (without food or drink) for 4-6 hours prior to the procedure.
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Overnight fasting: Usually do not eat for 8-12 hours before the procedure.

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nassir Azimi
23 years experience Interventional Cardiology
Sterile prep: The patient is made as comfortable as possible, then the area below the breast bone is anesthetized with Lidocaine and then a needle is delivered in t ... Read More
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Dr. Budi Bahureksa
31 years experience Cardiology
--: Good sleep and keep yourself well hydrated.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
38 years experience Cardiology
Various Pecautions: Pericardiocentesis is done in a cardiac catheterization laboratory under sterile conditions with high-quality x-ray equipment. Before performing the ... Read More
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Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Several: Careful diagnosis and studies skin prep sharp needle then introducer and curled catheter to fully drain echocardiographic monitoring.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Generally yes: Patient likely to be lying on back, so aspiration is a risk, if stomach full. A sip with medications has low risk, so absolute npo is a decision poin ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
37 years experience Cardiology
Pericardiocentesis: Probably the 2 major risks of a pericardiocentesis are puncture or laceration of the right ventricle of the heart causing bleeding or heart rhythm dis ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
55 years experience Cardiology
The cause of fluid: The fluid which has built up around the heart is removed. Examining the appearance grossly and under the microscope of that fluid and culturing it wil ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
55 years experience Cardiology
Fluiid around heart: If the sac surrounding the hear tills with fluid, it is sometimes drained off by placing a needle into that sac. There are two reasons to do a pericar ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
23 years experience Cardiology
See below: Typically, an imaging modality, commonly echocardiography, is used to image the heart and the pericardial space. After local anesthesia is given, a lo ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Lingle
15 years experience Cardiology
Yes: One cannot drive immediately after a pericardiocentesis; however after the sedative medications wear off, usually the next day, it is ok to drive. It ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
39 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
With a needle.: A needle is introduced into the chest and through the pericardium ( the sac around the heart) into the pericardial space (between the pericardium and ... Read More
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