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It is safe to use antiplatelet agents in patients with pericardial effusion?

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Dr. Boris Sheynin answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Depends on cause: If pericardial effusion is due to inflammation, antiinflammatory, NSAIDs, aspirin might be used - will impair playelet function. If it caused by bleeding into pericardium, uing antiplatelet agent may not be advisable

Answered 8/10/2014

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