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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1998|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine