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pericardial effusion

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Fluid around heart: Heart muscle is covered by very thin layer of tissue called epicardium. Further surrounded by very thin partially distensible sac called pericardium. ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience in Cardiology
No concern: We all have small amounts of fluid in the pericardial sac around the heart. Think of motor oil for valves in engine which lubricates surfaces ti redu ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience in Cardiology
Unlikely: It is normal to have a small amount of pericardial fluid present. Current imaging techniques are more sensitive and therefore it is seen more frequent ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
35 years experience in Pediatrics
Depends : Usually this is a benign finding, but the reason for the echocardiogram and the clinical scenario are important to answer your question. I strongly su ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
NSAIDS: Most common cause of effusion is inflammation of epi or pericardium. Best treatment is generally anti inflammatory agents. Could use steroids, but u ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bishnu Subedi
14 years experience in Internal Medicine
Pericardial effusion: The fluid is all around the heart (circumferential) as opposed to only at places (loculated).
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
12 years experience in Pediatrics
Overloading?: I do not quite understand what you mean by overloading? Did someone state that you have cardiac congestion?
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesus Yap
Dr. Jesus Yap answered
52 years experience in Cardiology
No effective treatme: Chronic recurrent pericarditis is difficult to treat. In addition to the non steroidal medicines such as Ibuprofen during the acute exacerbation , Col ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mathew Chengot
42 years experience in Cardiology
Fulid aroumd heart: Pericardium sac filled with fluid.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
26 years experience in Palliative Care
Not much: Both are insignificant amounts and can even be the same if the echoes were read by different cardiologists. Not to worry as most likely just a differe ... Read More
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