[Important pericardial effusions: apport of echocardiography guided pericardocentensis: about 30 consecutive cases].

@article{Thiam2007ImportantPE,
  title={[Important pericardial effusions: apport of echocardiography guided pericardocentensis: about 30 consecutive cases].},
  author={Mamadou Habib Thiam and M. D. Michael Sarr and Abdou Niang and Pape Diadie Fall and Papa Saliou Mbaye},
  journal={Dakar medical},
  year={2007},
  volume={52 3},
  pages={190-5}
}
INTRODUCTION Western countries have good mastery of abundant pericardial effusion while in Africa this still raises some problems regarding diagnosis and therapy. The aim was to see to what extent echo guided pericardiocentesis could contribute in severe cases. METHODS All patients with abundant pericardial effusion diagnosed by echocardiography with or without compression were considered in a prospective study. They experienced a pericardiocentesis. Some patients did undergo an additional… CONTINUE READING
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