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Pericardiocentesis: A pericardiocentesis is the removal of fluid from the pericardial sac surrounding the heart through needle aspiration; the fluid is examined chemically and microscopically to classify the fluid as transudate or exudate and help diagnose its origin. This test is also performed therapeutically to relieve cardiac pressure.

Symptoms Associated with Pericardiocentesis

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Diseases Associated with Pericardiocentesis

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Basic Information: Pericardiocentesis

Pericardiocentesis: Involves using a needle to withdraw fluid from the membrane surrounding the heart for the purpose of further testing or to alleviate heart compression.

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