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Would moderate mitral regurgitation explain small bilateral pleural effusion. is it a normal finding in that context? all other tests clear. i dont want to waste money on a echo if its an expected finding.

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Pleural effusions: Pleural effusions are not normal. You need an echo to see if your heart function/structure is compromised That will dictate management of your cardiac status . You need a full cardiac work up. HR of 220 even in exercise is not normal. Do you have septal hypertrophy? diastolic dysfx.? F/u/ w/ cardiology

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