Epicardial halo phenomenon: a guide for pericardiocentesis?

Heart Failure Reviews, 06/04/2012

The epicardial halo sign is highly sensitive for the detection of a PE; it correlates well in at least one angiographic projection with the PE volume, HR, age, BMI, and the PE size in echocardiography and could be therefore applied as a safety guide for pericardiocentesis.

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