Pericardial effusion

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badbutt
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   Posted 10/26/2013 9:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Anyone have a small one and how was it treated?  Can it be caused by inflammation?

stkitt
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   Posted 10/27/2013 6:52 PM (GMT -6)   

The term pericardial effusion describes a collection of fluid in the pericardial space.  Small pericardial effusions are often asymptomatic.  The prognosis for a patient with a pericardial effusion will depend on the underlying cause.

Please seek out the opinion of your physician.

Kindly,

Kitt


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