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After a pericardiocentesis what are signs of complications that require immediate medical attention?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Multiple

Changes in the patients symptoms such as passing out, shortness of breath, or weakness.
The development of a rapid pulse or of a low blood pressure. A drop in the hemoglobin and hematocrit. The development of significant problems with the heart rhythm.

In brief: Multiple

Changes in the patients symptoms such as passing out, shortness of breath, or weakness.
The development of a rapid pulse or of a low blood pressure. A drop in the hemoglobin and hematocrit. The development of significant problems with the heart rhythm.
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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Dr. Jeffrey Everett
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Several...

If the procedure is over completed, the late concern is for recurrence of the pericardial effusion.
Signs or symptoms of effusion recurrence could include: shortness of breath, chest pain, dizziness, light headedness, or anxiety.

In brief: Several...

If the procedure is over completed, the late concern is for recurrence of the pericardial effusion.
Signs or symptoms of effusion recurrence could include: shortness of breath, chest pain, dizziness, light headedness, or anxiety.
Dr. Jeffrey Everett
Dr. Jeffrey Everett
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