Which invasive procedures are performed in the workup of pericardial effusion?

Updated: Nov 28, 2018
  • Author: William J Strimel, DO, FACP; Chief Editor: Terrence X O'Brien, MD, MS, FACC  more...
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Procedures that may be used in patients with pericardial effusion include the following: •Diagnostic and/or therapeutic pericardiocentesis •Diagnostic pericardioscopy •Placement of a pulmonary artery catheter See Workup for more detail.

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