cardiac decompression

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car·di·ac de·com·pres·sion

incision into the pericardium or aspiration of fluid from the pericardium to relieve pressure due to blood or other fluid in the pericardial sac.
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car·di·ac de·com·pres·sion

(kahr'dē-ak dē-kŏm-presh'ŭn)
Incision into the pericardium or aspiration of fluid from pericardium to relieve pressure due to blood or other fluid in the pericardial sac.
Synonym(s): pericardial decompression.
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described a pericardial decompression syndrome, which resulted in severe hemodynamic instability after diagnostic needle pericardiocentesis in a patient with hypothyroidism [16].
Punzalan, "Pericardial decompression syndrome in a patient with hypothyroidism presenting as massive pericardial effusion: a case report and review of related literature," BMJ Case Reports, 2011.