Intrapericardial instillation of recombinant tissue plasminogen activator: A case report


Rahman A., Ilkay E., Burma O., Uyar I., Akkus M., Ozdemir F., ...More

JOURNAL OF INTERVENTIONAL CARDIOLOGY, vol.11, no.2, pp.143-146, 1998 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1540-8183.1998.tb00111.x
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF INTERVENTIONAL CARDIOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.143-146

Abstract

On the 43rd day after open heart surgery, pericardial effusion developed in a patient and resulted in cardiac tamponade. Since the drainage could not be obtained by subxiphoid window technique due to location of fluid and presence of fibrinous adherence and a thrombus in pericardial space, transcatheter intrapericardial recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) was instilled in the patient. Thus, the intrapericardial fibrinous adherence and the thrombus disappeared, and the effusion was drained efficiently.