Pericardiocentesis, Biology

Pericardiocentesis

It is removal of fluid form the pericardial sac. It is a specialized procedure done n ICU or cardiac cath lab or OT. A 16 or 18 gauge needle is inserted into the pericardial space at the level below xipistemum. The needle is connected to ECG monitor as well as to pressure monitor for monitoring of ECG and hemodynamic measurements. The needle is attached to the drainage system to allow the fluid to drain. Monitor colour, consistency and amount of fluid. Hemodynamic support is given to patient. All emergency equipment to be kept ready nearby. You may have to read more about this procedure from the reference book in the library.

Chronic Constrictive Pericarditis

Begins with initial episode of acute pericarditis, gradually progressed towards a chronic stage of fibrous scarring, thickening of pericardium and obliteration of pericardial space.

Posted Date: 10/30/2012 6:38:18 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Pericardiocentesis, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Pericardiocentesis, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Pericardiocentesis Discussions

Write discussion on Pericardiocentesis
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
Q. What is Electrocardiogarm? Poor R-wave progression, in precordial leads, or q-waves in anterior leads. Intraventricular conduction defects, esqecially LBBB are common. There

Q. What is Constipation? Constipation is irregular, infrequent or difficult passage of faeces. It is the most common physiological disorder of the alimentary tract. It is chara

What are hydrophobic molecules (or hydrophobic molecular regions)? What are hydrophilic molecules? How can they be characterized in relation to their polarity? Hydrophobic mol

abnormal lung volumes and capacities

Medtronic-Hall Valve :  This is a low profile central tilting disc valve. The disc is made of pyrolitic carbon and housing is single piece of machined titanium. Introduced in

Q. Imaging Techniques to test stress? A screening exam with M-mode and limited Doppler should be performed at the start of the test, but a detailed echo examination is usually

What is the molecular composition of hemoglobin? Does the functionality of hemoglobin as a protein depend upon its tertiary or upon its quaternary structure? Hemoglobin is a mo

classification of excretory organs in helminthes, nermatodes, annelids, molluscs, arthropods and echinodems

Define Assessment of iron status - Haemoglobin and Haematocrit? In the final stages of iron deficiency, anaemia occurs. Haemoglobin and Haematocrit levels indicate prevalence o

Q. Explain Cardiac calcification? Pericardial Calcium is most dense in the atrioventricular grooves and is seen as thick oblique circles or arcs of calcification. From th