Recurrent pericardial effusion after cardiac surgery: the use of colchicine after recalcitrant conventional therapy


Pericardial effusion represents a common postoperative complication in cardiac surgery. Nonetheless, it can be resistant to conventional therapy leading to prolonged in-hospital stay and worsening of clinical conditions. Recent literature shows that colchicine therapy should be useful in the treatment of recurrent post surgical pericardial effusion. Hereby… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1749-8090-6-96


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