pericardiotomy

pericardiotomy

 [per″ĭ-kahr″de-ot´ah-me]
incision of pericardium.

per·i·car·di·ot·o·my

(per'i-kar'dē-ot'ŏ-mē),
Incision into the pericardium.
Synonym(s): pericardotomy
[pericardium + G. tomē, incision]

pericardiotomy

/peri·car·di·ot·o·my/ (-kahr″de-ot´ah-me) incision of the pericardium.

pericardiotomy

(pĕr′ĭ-kär′dē-ŏt′ə-mē)
n.
Surgical incision into the pericardium.

pericardiotomy

[-kär′di·ot′əmē]
a surgical incision in the pericardium.

per·i·car·di·ot·o·my

(per'i-kahr'dē-ot'ŏ-mē)
Incision into the pericardium for drainage.
[pericardium + G. tomē, incision]

pericardiotomy

incision of pericardium.

balloon pericardiotomy
a balloon placed in the pericardial space by percutaneous catheterization is used to create a window in the pericardium. Used in treatment of recurring pericardial effusion and cardiac tamponade.
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In surgery, lower midline mini Sternotomy was carried out and pericardiotomy was performed.
The patient was taken to the operating room on 31/3/2013, where a median sternotomy followed by pericardiotomy was done.
Cannulation of the ascending aorta and right atrium was performed after median sternotomy and pericardiotomy.
Intravenous administration of Magnesium (Mg levels were kept over 2 mgr/dl) and potassium were given (K levels were kept over 4 mgr/dl) before pericardiotomy was done for all patients.
Interventional Pericardiology: Pericardiocentesis, Pericardioscopy, Pericardial Biopsy, Balloon Pericardiotomy and Intrapericardial Therapy.
These two men apparently performed the first open pericardiotomy at approximately the same time.
To inhibit the severe pericardial adhesion we described the "mini or partial pericardiotomy technique" as a new surgical approach.
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A left thoracotomy was performed, the heart was exposed and pericardiotomy was then performed, the left coronary artery was ligated approximately 2 mm from its origin with a 4-0 silk suture.
In the operating room median sternotomy was performed followed by pericardiotomy and removal of blood clots along with posteriorly lying bullet.