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What are the risks of having a pericardiocentesis performed?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Many

Laceration of a coronary artery.
Perforation of the ventricle. Laceration or puncture of a great vessel. Pneumothorax. Hemorrhage of a non-compressible vessel. Infection. Arrhythmia. Any one of the above can easily result in death. Don't try this at home. Done by an expert, it's very safe.

In brief: Many

Laceration of a coronary artery.
Perforation of the ventricle. Laceration or puncture of a great vessel. Pneumothorax. Hemorrhage of a non-compressible vessel. Infection. Arrhythmia. Any one of the above can easily result in death. Don't try this at home. Done by an expert, it's very safe.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. Mark Milunski
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: 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 disturbances.

In brief: 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 disturbances.
Dr. Mark Milunski
Dr. Mark Milunski
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