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Use of Contrast Echocardiography to Detect Displacement of the Needle during Pericardiocentesis.
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PMID:  22098371     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Bedside pericardiocentesis is a safe and routinely practiced procedure. We report a case in which echocardiography-guided pericardiocentesis was performed urgently for cardiac tamponade. In this case, there was displacement of the periocardiocentesis needle that was only detected by change in the color of aspirated fluid and confirmed by the use of contrast echocardiography. We proscribe the use of routine echocardiographic monitoring during pericardiocentesis to avoid this type of complication. (Echocardiography ****;**:E1-E2).
Miguel Salazar; Dilbahar Mohar; Rahul Bhardwaj; Joseph Schuetz; Premindra A N Chandraratna
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-11-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1540-8175     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
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Created Date:  2011-11-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511187     Medline TA:  Echocardiography     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Long Beach VA Medical Center, Division of Cardiology, Long Beach, California; UC Irvine Medical Center, Division of Cardiology, Orange, California.
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