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Closed Pericardial Drainage for Relief of Pericardial Tamponade
19 March 2008 (online)
The method of continuous catheter drainage for pericardial tamponade as used in 108 patients is described. The efficacy of this procedure in relieving tamponade resulting from a variety of diseases is demonstrated. Blood clot in the pericardium probably constitutes a contraindication to catheter drainage.
Pericardial drainage - Pericardial tamponade