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Dr. Tanya Russo
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Blood Around The Heart (Overview)

Blood around the heart (hemopericardium) describes the condition where blood accumulates in the sac surrounding the heart. This can be caused by injury to vessels around the heart, damage to the heart wall itself, or by cancers involving the sac around the heart.


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What are the tests for blood around the heart?

What are the tests for blood around the heart?

Echocardiogram. : An echocardiogram is a type of ultrasound focused on the heart. It is a non-invasive test that can diagnose fluid (including blood) around the heart. ...Read more

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Dr. Tanya Russo
62 doctors shared insights

Blood Around The Heart (Overview)

Blood around the heart (hemopericardium) describes the condition where blood accumulates in the sac surrounding the heart. This can be caused by injury to vessels around the heart, damage to the heart wall itself, or by cancers involving the sac around the heart.


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What are typical symptoms of blood around the heart?

Pericardial Effusion: Substernal chest pain is one of the commonest complaints.Faint feeling may be presant, fluttering sensation may also be present. Serious condition requires immediate attention. ...Read more

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High blood pressure and heart rate, nausea, anxiety, feeling of dying. Please help my friend has been ill and no doctor can diagnose her condition. Her symptoms are as follows; raise in blood pressure and heart rate, nausea and loss of appetite. Not able

High blood pressure and heart rate, nausea, anxiety, feeling of dying. Please help my friend has been ill and no doctor can diagnose her condition. Her symptoms are as follows; raise in blood pressure and heart rate, nausea and loss of appetite. Not able

Seek help: These symptoms are suggestive of a physical condition or an anxiety disorder or both ( anxiety disorders are also biologically based) . If symptoms are acute (hours to days) then seek help at the er. If they have been happening for weeks or months , then call your pcp and explain your condition so you can secure an asap appointment for more thorough evaluation. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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41 female smoker I take BP med press good what are the risks forme getting heart disease or heart attack Is it common had reg strs test blood all good?

41 female smoker I take BP med press good what are the risks forme getting heart disease or heart attack Is it common had reg strs test blood all good?

Heart dz: you already have 2 risk factors for heart disease, meaning coronary artery disease: smoking, and hypertension. To reduce the risk you need to stop smoking and make sure your blood pressure is under control with the medications ...Read more

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I ve had rapid heart beat for months now, around 100 or a bit above, I am 38 and most of my blood tests were normal , any idea what may be the cause?

I ve had rapid heart beat for months now, around 100 or a bit above, I am 38 and most of my blood tests were normal , any idea what may be the cause?

Most were normal?: So what tests were out of range? A high thyroid level might cause your heart rate to accelerate. Being anemic (low red blood cell count or low hematocrit) may result in an increased heart rate, as your heart beats faster to try to circulate more oxygen to your cells. Anxiety can increase your heart rate. Btw, i'm assuming that your heart is normal, but it would be reasonable to get that checked! ...Read more

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What does it mean if my husband has to go in for a myocardial scan to examine the blood supply to his heart?

What does it mean if my husband has to go in for a  myocardial scan to examine the blood supply to his heart?

Blood flow : They are checking the perfusion of blood to his heart. Trying to make sure he is not at high risk for a heart attack. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for blood around the heart?

What is the treatment for blood around the heart?

Cardiac tamponade: Is fluid or blood between the heart & its surrounding sac, the pericardium. A needle may be introduced into the space to remove fluid, or a window may be made in the pericardium. Fluids &/or pressor agents may be given to maintain BP until fluid removed. Oxygen is given to reduce the heart's workload. Tests are performed to determine the cause. See comment for source of more info—>. ...Read more

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