Archives of the Turkish Society of Cardiology
An alternative treatment for iatrogenic right ventricular puncture in primary percutaneous intervention [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2017; 45(7): 638-640 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2017.72823

An alternative treatment for iatrogenic right ventricular puncture in primary percutaneous intervention

Hasan Arı, Alper Karakuş, Selma Arı, Sencer Çamcı, Mehmet Melek
Department of Cardiology, Bursa Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital, Bursa, Turkey

Right ventricle perforation is an uncommon, but potentially fatal, possible complication of pericardiocentesis. We presented a case of right ventricular perforation that developed during urgent pericardiocentesis due to tamponade. This case was successfully treated with the incremental removal of the drainage catheter, replacing it with a smaller catheter at 10-minute intervals. This may be an alternative option to treat iatrogenic right ventricle puncture occurring during pericardiocentesis without cardiac surgery or a vascular closure device.

Keywords: Pericardiocentesis, perforation, right ventricle, tamponade.

Hasan Arı, Alper Karakuş, Selma Arı, Sencer Çamcı, Mehmet Melek. An alternative treatment for iatrogenic right ventricular puncture in primary percutaneous intervention. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2017; 45(7): 638-640

Corresponding Author: Hasan Arı, Türkiye
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