Pericardial sclerosis as the primary management of malignant pericardial effusion and cardiac tamponade.

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OBJECTIVES The management of malignant pericardial effusion remains controversial. We present our experience with 93 patients referred for drainage and sclerosing procedures between 1979 and 1994. METHODS With continuous electrocardiographic monitoring, a Kifa catheter was inserted percutaneously into the pericardial sac and allowed to drain. A 100 mg… (More)

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