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The Story of a Migrating Pericardial Drain and Perforation!

A patient underwent the LARIAT left atrial appendage (LAA) ligation procedurewith persistent atrial fibrillation history. The procedure was done successfully. A transthoracic echocardiography did not show pericardial effusion. The patient was examined under fluoroscopy where the tip of the drain was not in the pericardial space and contrast injection pericardial drain confirmed its location in the inferior vena cava.

Credits: Mehmet Ali Elbey, Rakesh Gopinathannair, Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy

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