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Use of streptokinase to aid in drainage of postoperative pericardial effusion.
  1. J H Cross,
  2. J V De Giovanni,
  3. E D Silove
  1. Department of Cardiology, Children's Hospital, Birmingham.


    A case of cardiac tamponade secondary to a late, loculated pericardial effusion after open pulmonary valvotomy is described. Percutaneous drainage of the effusion was aided by the infusion of intrapericardial streptokinase.

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