Pericardial decompression syndrome is a rare complication of pericardiocentesis and surgical drainage of pericardial effusion with a high morality rate. The minimum amount of drained effusion in our serious was 450 ml. Surgical drainage was associated with a higher mortality rate.
Recommended CitationPradhan, MD, Rajesh; Okabe, MD, Toshimasa; Yoshida, MD, Kazuki; Angouras, MD, Dimitrios; Decaro, MD, Matthew; and Marhefka, MD, Gregary D., "Patient Characteristics and Predictors of Mortality Associated with Pericardial Decompression Syndrome" (2014). Cardiology Faculty Papers. Paper 46.