Spotlight on Pericardiocentesis

This month’s issue of the Journal of Invasive Cardiology features two articles on the topic of pericardiocentesis. The first article, by Lakhter et al, is an Original Contribution on the procedural success and safety of pericardiocentesis using continuous ultrasonographic visualization of a long (7 cm) micropuncture needle to standard access with an 18 gauge needle without continuous ultrasound guidance. The second feature is a Clinical Images article by Mohanan Nair et al, which explores arterial discordance that resolved with the use of pericardiocentesis.

Lakhter V, Aggarwal V, Bashir R, O’Murchu B, Cohen HA. Pericardiocentesis Under Continuous Ultrasonographic Guidance Using a 7-Centimeter Micropuncture Needle. J Invasive Cardiol. 2016;28(10):397-402. Epub August 15.

Mohanan Nair KK, Gopalakrishnan A, Ganapathi S, Harikrishnan S, Valaparambil A, Tharakan J. Arterial Discordance in Cardiac Tamponade. J Invasive Cardiol. 2016;28(10):E124-E125.

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Nakatsuma K, Yamamoto E, Watanabe S, et al. Ultrathin Endoscopy-Guided Pericardiocentesis: A Pilot Study in a Swine Model. J Invasive Cardiol. 2016;28(3):78-80.

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Saltzman AJ, Paz YE, Rene AG, et al. Comparison of surgical pericardial drainage with percutaneous catheter drainage for pericardial effusion. J Invasive Cardiol. 2012 Nov;24(11):590-3.

Inglis R, King AJ, Gleave M, Bradlow W, Adlam D. Pericardiocentesis in contemporary practice. J Invasive Cardiol. 2011 Jun;23(6):234-9.

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