Blind subxiphoid pericardiotomy for cardiac tamponade because of acute hemopericardium.

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OBJECTIVE Percutaneous catheter drainage (PCD) is not always effective in a case of hemopericardium. Acute occlusion of catheter and cardiac perforation can happen more often. To perform subxiphoid pericardiotomy within a minute for emergency cases, we have done this procedure in a blind method after finger dissection by subxiphoid approach. We report the… (More)

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@article{Kurimoto2006BlindSP, title={Blind subxiphoid pericardiotomy for cardiac tamponade because of acute hemopericardium.}, author={Yoshihiko Kurimoto and Mamoru Hase and Satoshi Nara and Naoya Yama and Nobuyoshi Kawaharada and K Morishita and Tetsuya Higami and Yasufumi Asai}, journal={The Journal of trauma}, year={2006}, volume={61 3}, pages={582-5} }