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Unsuccessful pericardiocentesis for cardiac tamponade during angiocardiography with nonionic contrast material.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8402792     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cardiac tamponade secondary to ventricular wall perforation is one of the possible complications of right-sided as well as left-sided cardiac catheterization. Ventriculography was performed on a patient with obstructive cardiomyopathy using a nonionic contrast medium. During the procedure, the right ventricle was accidentally perforated and the patient developed cardiac tamponade. Pericardiocentesis was unsuccessful and surgical drainage was needed after the patient developed progressive hemodynamic deterioration. At surgery, pericardial thrombus was found. We consider the reason for failure of pericardiocentesis was rapid coagulation of the extravasated blood in connection with nonionic contrast material.
J Calabuig; S Mejía; J Cabanero; S Crisóstomo; C Navarro; D Martínez Caro
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiovascular and interventional radiology     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0174-1551     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol     Publication Date:    1993 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-10-29     Completed Date:  1993-10-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003538     Medline TA:  Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  257-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiology Department, University Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Angiocardiography / adverse effects*
Cardiac Tamponade / etiology*,  therapy*
Drainage / methods
Heart Catheterization / adverse effects*
Heart Injuries / complications,  etiology*
Heart Ventricles / injuries
Iohexol / adverse effects*,  diagnostic use
Thrombosis / chemically induced*
Treatment Failure
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