Outpatient two-dimensional echocardiography-guided pericardiocentesis

J. B. Drummond, J. B. Seward, T. S.M. Tsang, S. N. Hayes, Jr Miller

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Two-dimensional echocardiography-guided pericardiocentesis is an accepted, safe, and cost-effective procedure. Carefully selected patients can be treated with this technique in an outpatient setting. A consecutive series of outpatient echocardiography-directed pericardiocentesis performed for diagnostic or therapeutic indications is described. Appropriate technique and precautions are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)433-435
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Society of Echocardiography
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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