The cutting pericardiotome: Another option for pericardiopleural draining in recurrent pericardial effusion. Initial experience

Jan Šochman, Jan Peregrin, Dusan Pavcnik

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Large recurrent pericardial effusion can be managed by repeat pericardiocentesis or by surgery. A relatively new, catheter-based method uses a balloon catheter (percutaneous balloon pericardiotomy) for drainage from the pericardial sac to the pleural space. As an alternative, we present a newly developed device: Cutting pericardiotome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69-74
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes



  • Cutting device
  • Pericardial effusion
  • Pericardiotomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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