Hemopericardium Following Acupuncture

  title={Hemopericardium Following Acupuncture},
  author={Jung Heon Kim and Sun Hyu Kim and Yong Jik Lee and Jung Seok Hong and Ryeok Ahn and Eun Seog Hong},
  booktitle={Yonsei medical journal},
Acupuncture-related hemopericardium is a rare but potentially fatal complication. We describe a hemopericardium that occurred shortly after acupuncture in a 55-year-old woman. A chest CT scan and echocardiography revealed a hemopericardium, and pericardiocentesis was then immediately and successfully performed. Subsequently, her clinical course improved. This case increases the attention of emergency physicians for acupuncture-related complications, especially hemopericardium, and the necessity… CONTINUE READING


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