What To Think About
- In some cases, a small sample of tissue may be removed and examined under a microscope (Reference biopsy Opens New Window) to identify certain diseases of the Reference pericardium Opens New Window. This surgery will be done under Reference general anesthesia Opens New Window.
- An echocardiogram may be done at the same time as pericardial drainage. For more information, see the topic Reference Echocardiogram.
|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