A 40-year-old female asked about a male:
pericardial effusion new diagnosis..pericardial window done..no temps..wbc.6..new pacemaker placed 2mth ago..lead placement ok..large pericarditis?
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Cardiology 44 years experience
Question: Not sure what the question is here - sorry. It sounds like you've been through the wringer though.
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Thoracic Surgery 33 years experience
Many possibilities: Pericardial effusion could be from pericarditis as you said, or from a subclinical perforation of the heart at the time of pacemaker implantation. In addition many other inflammatory conditions and renal failure can lead to effusion.
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Last updated Jun 9, 2015
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