cardiocentesis


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Related to cardiocentesis: cardiomalacia, cordocentesis, pericardiocentesis

cardiocentesis

(ˌkɑːdɪəʊsɛnˈtiːsɪs)
n
(Surgery) med surgical puncture of the heart

cardiocentesis

Medicine. the surgical puncture or incision of the heart. Also called cardiopuncture.
See also: Heart
Translations

car·di·o·cen·te·sis

n. cardiocentesis, cardiopuntura, punción de una cavidad del corazón.
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At the end of the treatment period, all surviving doves were anesthetized with an intramuscular injection of ketamine/xylazine and euthanatized by exsanguination by cardiocentesis.
In late stages of HIV infection screening for autonomic dysfunction may be advisable before invasive procedures such as peri cardiocentesis because of risk of cardiovascular collapse or sudden death.
In soft shell turtles, cardiocentesis can be performed for blood collection (Figure 15-29).