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Cardiac tamponade and successful pericardiocentesis in an extremely low birth weight neonate with percutaneously inserted central venous line: a case report

Alfredo Pizzuti1, Emilia Parodi2*, Paola Abbondi2 and Mario Frigerio2

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1 Cardiology Unit, Ordine Mauriziano Hospital, (Largo Turati n 62), Turin, (10128), Italy

2 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Ordine Mauriziano Hospital, (Largo Turati n 62), Turin, (10128), Italy

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Cases Journal 2010, 3:15  doi:10.1186/1757-1626-3-15

Published: 11 January 2010

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Echocardiogram, 1:53 a.m. 2D-Echocardiogram, subcostal view: massive pericardial effusion.

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Echocardiogram, 1:56 a.m. 2D-Echocardiogram, subcostal view. Swinging heart with collapse of right cavities and severely depressed contractility

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Echocardiogram, 1:59 a.m. 2D-Echocardiogram, subcostal view, during pericardiocentesis. Reduced pericardial effusion and improvement of right heart filling and contractility.

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Echocardiogram, 2:10 a.m. 2D-Echocardiogram, subcostal view. Further improvement of filling and contractility

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Echocardiogram, 8:28 a.m. 2D-Echocardiogram, subcostal view. Mild pericardial effusion with normal filling and contractility.

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