Why It Is Done
Pericardial drainage is done to:
- Relieve pressure on the heart.
- Find the cause of pericardial effusion.
- Remove blood or excess fluid after a heart attack or a serious injury, such as a gunshot or stab wound.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference June 13, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
Reference George Philippides, MD - Cardiology