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Emergency Pericardiocentesis

The use of emergency pericardiocentesis to aspirate fluid in patients with cardiac tamponade can be a lifesaving procedure that restores normal cardiac function and peripheral perfusion. This video demonstrates the procedure.




Michael T. Fitch, M.D., Ph.D., Bret A. Nicks, M.D., Manoj Pariyadath, M.D., Henderson D. McGinnis, M.D., and David E. Manthey, M.D.


N Engl J Med 2012; 366:e17 DOI: 10.1056/NEJMvcm0907841