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What are the precautions taken with pericardiocentesis?

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Dr. Francis Uricchio
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Various Pecautions

Pericardiocentesis is done in a cardiac catheterization laboratory under sterile conditions with high-quality x-ray equipment.
Before performing the procedure, the cardiac ultrasound will indicate whether the fluid collection is accessible to the cardiologist by way of a catheter. Telemetry is monitored and contrast is periodically injected to assure that the heart is not perforated.

In brief: Various Pecautions

Pericardiocentesis is done in a cardiac catheterization laboratory under sterile conditions with high-quality x-ray equipment.
Before performing the procedure, the cardiac ultrasound will indicate whether the fluid collection is accessible to the cardiologist by way of a catheter. Telemetry is monitored and contrast is periodically injected to assure that the heart is not perforated.
Dr. Francis Uricchio
Dr. Francis Uricchio
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In brief: Several

Careful diagnosis and studies skin prep sharp needle then introducer and curled catheter to fully drain echocardiographic monitoring.

In brief: Several

Careful diagnosis and studies skin prep sharp needle then introducer and curled catheter to fully drain echocardiographic monitoring.
Dr. Creighton Wright
Dr. Creighton Wright
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