Has anyone had a permanent "window" cut out of the sac around the heart in order to drain fluid? The surgeon removed 2 pints of bloody fluid from around the heart and put in a temporary drainage tube which drained another couple pints. The drainage tube was removed after 3 days, but now the fluid which contains cancer cells will drain either in to the chest cavity or the lungs. We had to get the fluid off the heart and a way to keep it from repeating, but it just doesn't sound good to me to now have that fluid with cancer cells going in to the chest, etc. Anyone have any experience with this???