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Second Congress of Cardiology and Angiology of Bosnia & Herzegovina

 

ECHO GUIDED PERICARDIOCENTESIS WITH EXTENDED CATHETER DRAINAGE OF PERICARDIAL EFFUSION
Al Tawil Dj.1, S. Bešlija2 and E.Talirević
General Hospital Sarajevo1, Institute of Oncology2, Clinical Center University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Aces of 51 years old women with lung carcinoma and cardiac tamponade is presented in this paper. A few days after lung transbronchoscopic, tachycardia, hypotension, tachypnea. Lungs X rays showed marked cardiac enlargement and she was referred to echocardiography, which revealed a large pericardial effusion with 2-D and Doppler signs consistent with overt cardiac tamponade. She was treated with echo-guided pericardiocentesis with extended catheter drainage and Tetracycline instillation before catheter removal. Next two, there was no effusion recurrence. An echo -guided pericardiocentesis with extended catheter drainage is safe and affective technique for pericardial effusion management in patients' malignancy.

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