Pericardiocentesis ending in the superior vena cava

Salim Dabbah, Doron Fischer, Walter Markiewicz

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Pericardiocentesis is associated with a wide range of complications. We describe a pericardiocentesis attempt ending in the superior vena cava through the route of liver parenchyma, hepatic vein, inferior vena cava, and right atrium.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)492-494
Number of pages3
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Cardiac tamponade
  • Drainage
  • Hepatic veins
  • Pericardium


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