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Percutaneous balloon pericardiotomy for the treatment of infected pericardial effusion with tamponade.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16816447     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Percutaneous balloon pericardiotomy has been used as an alternative for surgically created pericardial window mainly for the management of malignant pericardial effusions in critically ill patients. We describe a patient with purulent pericardial effusion and cardiac tamponade who was treated successfully and without complications with percutaneous balloon pericardiotomy.
Raed Aqel; Deval Mehta; Gilbert J Zoghbi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of invasive cardiology     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1557-2501     ISO Abbreviation:  J Invasive Cardiol     Publication Date:  2006 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-07-03     Completed Date:  2006-09-12     Revised Date:  2010-12-01    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8917477     Medline TA:  J Invasive Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E194-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Birmingham VA Medical Center and University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Balloon Dilation / methods*
Balloon Occlusion*
Cardiac Tamponade / etiology,  surgery*
Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections / complications,  drug therapy
Middle Aged
Ochrobactrum anthropi
Pericardial Effusion / complications,  microbiology*,  surgery*
Pericardial Window Techniques / contraindications
Pericardiectomy / methods*
Risk Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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