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Video 12-7: Ultrasound-guided pericardiocentesis using a subxiphoid approach.

From: Critical Care Ultrasonography, Second Edition

After obtaining an adequate subcostal window, needle is inserted between the xiphoid process and the left costal margin. Using real-time echocardiography, the needle is advanced and visualized as it enters the pericardial sac. (Video courtesy of Dr. A. Levitov.)

10 secs
Author(s) Mikhail Litinski, Keith Guevarra, Anthony D. Slonim
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