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Pericardiocentesis

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Abstract

This procedure is indicated in relief of pericardial tamponade and to obtain a sample of pericardial fluid for diagnostic evaluation.

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Figures

Image of Make a small stab incision
Make a small stab incision Make a small stab incision
Image of Insert the cannula and needle through the stab incision
Insert the cannula and needle through the stab incision Insert the cannula and needle through the stab incision
Image of Use of a narrow-gauge sterile urinary catheter
Use of a narrow-gauge sterile urinary catheter Use of a narrow-gauge sterile urinary catheter
Image of Insert the catheter introducer
Insert the catheter introducer Insert the catheter introducer
Image of Thread the guidewire through the introducer catheter
Thread the guidewire through the introducer catheter Thread the guidewire through the introducer catheter
Image of Advance the guidewire
Advance the guidewire Advance the guidewire
Image of Remove the introducer catheter
Remove the introducer catheter Remove the introducer catheter
Image of Introducing catheter.
Introducing catheter. Introducing catheter.
Image of Catheter introduced.
Catheter introduced. Catheter introduced.
Image of Guidewire removed.
Guidewire removed. Guidewire removed.
Image of Thread the guidewire through the needle, holding the guidewire at all times
Thread the guidewire through the needle, holding the guidewire at all times Thread the guidewire through the needle, holding the guidewire at all times
Image of Remove the needle
Remove the needle Remove the needle
Image of Thread the catheter over the guidewire
Thread the catheter over the guidewire Thread the catheter over the guidewire
Image of Remove the guidewire
Remove the guidewire Remove the guidewire
Image of Attach a 3-way tap
Attach a 3-way tap Attach a 3-way tap
Image of Place fluid into a measuring container
Place fluid into a measuring container Place fluid into a measuring container

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