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What are normal results for pericardiocentesis?

2 doctors weighed in

In brief: Not needed

If there is a need for pericardiocentesis, something is abnormal.
Either increased volume, blood, pus, cancer cells. Etc.

In brief: Not needed

If there is a need for pericardiocentesis, something is abnormal.
Either increased volume, blood, pus, cancer cells. Etc.
Dr. Creighton Wright
Dr. Creighton Wright
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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Several things

In the first place, it is not normal to have a build up of fluid around the heart.
, when the fluid is removed, it would be abnormal to have bacteria growing in the fluid. There may be also abnormal cells in the fluid indicating infection, inflammation, or tumor. The fluid should normally be clear and straw colored.

In brief: Several things

In the first place, it is not normal to have a build up of fluid around the heart.
, when the fluid is removed, it would be abnormal to have bacteria growing in the fluid. There may be also abnormal cells in the fluid indicating infection, inflammation, or tumor. The fluid should normally be clear and straw colored.
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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