Clinical and echocardiographic characteristics of hemodynamically significant pericardial effusions in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.

@article{Cauduro2003ClinicalAE,
  title={Clinical and echocardiographic characteristics of hemodynamically significant pericardial effusions in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.},
  author={Sanderson A Cauduro and Kevin G. Moder and T. S. Tsang and James B. Seward},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={92 11},
  pages={1370-2}
}
Echocardiographic-guided pericardiocentesis was found to be safe and efficacious in treating 11 patients with systemic lupus erythematosus who had hemodynamically significant pericardial effusions. These patients tended to present early in their disease course, and men were more often affected. 

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