Pericardial Tamponade Following Percutaneous Left Ventricular Puncture
A case of pericardial tamponade following percutaneous left ventricular puncture for the assessment of aortic stenosis is presented. Technical factors pertinent to the etiology of the complication are discussed. Emphasis is placed on the fact that current enthusiasm for percutaneous ventricular puncture should be tempered with an awareness of the associated complications that may ensue and require immediate definitive therapy in an environment well equipped for their management.
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