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A 23-year-old female asked:

I was 14 when i was operated on and hospitalized in 2010 for 30 days as a result of pericardial effusion. my mom was operated earlier this year for pericardial effusion and my grandmother was operated last year for it. is it genetic?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Interesting: I am unaware of any specific familial tendency to pericardial effusion other than bad luck. I did a search of this topic and can find no literature on it. I hope one of the cardiologists on the service respond to this question. It would be a good area to research. Good question, sorry I do not have an answer.

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Last updated Nov 23, 2019

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