Emergency pericardiocentesis

http://imedrxtv.blogspot.com/ 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 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.


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