liu.seSearch for publications in DiVA
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • oxford
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Pericardiocentesis guided by 2-D echocardiography: The method of choice for treatment of pericardial effusion
Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Medicine and Care, Clinical Physiology.
Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Medicine and Care, Cardiology. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart Centre, Department of Cardiology.
Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Medicine and Care, Cardiology. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart Centre, Department of Cardiology.
Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Medicine and Care, Clinical Physiology. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart Centre, Department of Clinical Physiology.
2003 (English)In: Journal of Internal Medicine, ISSN 0954-6820, E-ISSN 1365-2796, Vol. 253, no 4, 411-417 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background. Percutaneous pericardiocentesis guided by 2-D echocardiography has been used at Link÷ping Heart Centre since 1983. Aim. To evaluate our experience of this method including a follow-up and also to determine the aetiology of pericardial effusion. Methods. A retrospective study including 120 of 252 consecutive patients punctured. Results. The two most common aetiologies were cardiac surgery (77% valve surgery), followed by malignant disease. The postsurgical effusions became clinically important a median of 12 days after surgery (range 0-56 days). The median survival in the group with malignant disease was 89 days (30-day survival 87%, 1-year survival 10%). Indwelling catheter was used in 93% of the patients. There was no mortality but one patient needed a second pericardiocentesis after an accidental puncture of the right ventricle. Nine patients had rhythm aberrations. Recurring effusion that needed puncture was seen in 8%. Conclusion. Pericardiocentesis guided by 2-D echocardiography is a safe and efficient method to treat pericardial effusion and also valuable as palliative treatment for patients with malignant aetiology of the effusion.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2003. Vol. 253, no 4, 411-417 p.
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-26970DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2796.2003.01103.xLocal ID: 11604OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-26970DiVA: diva2:247521
Available from: 2009-10-08 Created: 2009-10-08 Last updated: 2017-12-13

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full text

Authority records BETA

Lindenberger, MarcusWranne, Bengt

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Lindenberger, MarcusWranne, Bengt
By organisation
Faculty of Health SciencesClinical PhysiologyCardiologyDepartment of CardiologyDepartment of Clinical Physiology
In the same journal
Journal of Internal Medicine
Medical and Health Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 56 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • oxford
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf