PERCUTANEOUS PERICARDIAL DRAIN: A DEADLY EMBRACE OF THE HEART

Authors

  • Filipe Leite Department of Thoracic Surgery, Instituto Português de Oncologia do Porto Francisco Gentil, Porto, Portugal
  • Gonçalo Paupério Department of Thoracic Surgery, Instituto Português de Oncologia do Porto Francisco Gentil, Porto, Portugal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.48729/pjctvs.76

Abstract

Pericardial effusions have multiple causes and when significant percutaneous drainage is standard. Usually removal is a simple and quick procedure with reduced risks. Still, the authors present a case were the drain surrounded the heart and great vessels, causing severe pain, bradycardia and hypotension when pulled, forcing a surgical removal of the same.

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Published

25-04-2021

How to Cite

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Leite F, Paupério G. PERCUTANEOUS PERICARDIAL DRAIN: A DEADLY EMBRACE OF THE HEART. Rev Port Cir Cardiotorac Vasc [Internet]. 2021 Apr. 25 [cited 2024 May 21];27(1):47-8. Available from: https://pjctvs.com/index.php/journal/article/view/76

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Clinical Cases

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