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Pericardial Effusion Workup
Had a cardiac mri. Finding: mild lv cavity dilation, normal lv systolic function; lvef 62%.Trivial pericardial & pleural effusion?
Sounds pretty normal: Ef is normal, tiny effusions are nothing to worry about. Was valvular function normal - ie no stenosis or regurgitation? Also, how much dilation? Was a volume given? Would followup with a cardiologist and make sure you optimize your therapy for high blood pressure among other conditions. The lv dilation and pericardial effusions could be followed with echocardiography. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pericardial effusion: Pericardial effusion most commonly is associated with faster heart rates as tachycardia compensates to maintaini cardiac output when there is restriction to ventricular filling as there is in large effusions. If the effusion is small, heart rate is likely unaffected. Depending on the cause of the effusion, however, heart block could occur (hypothyroidism), or if vagal reaction occurs. ...Read more
Pericardial effusion: If pericardial effusion is part of systemic fluid overload (anasarca) or as a result of renal failure (uremic) diuresis might be helpful. If the effusion, however, is large and compression prevents ventricular filling, then diuretics could make things worse, by reducing the preload and depressing ventricular filling even more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dx with UCTD I had a pericardial window secondary to effusion(1 liter blood) chronic pericarditis. Could pericarditis cause iron deficiency?
Xray results showed perihilarbronchial wall thickening w/ perihliar densities w/out evidence of pleural effusion, focal consolidation or pneumothorax?
Obliterated costophrenic angle,pleural effusion,normal blood picture&WBCs count,normal liver & kidney function tests,normal CA 19-9,cause of effusion?
Cardiac mri showed mod-large pericardial effusion 4 wks ago. Chest CT W/ CONTRAST showed no pericardial effusion. Why would that be. Is CT as good??
Why would echo show small pericardial effusion, MRI show mod-large pericardial effusion. On the MRI it was located inferior to LV & RV. ?
Different techniques: For quantification, the MRI is a better technique and more precise. Having a small pericardial effusion is seen in perfectly normal people however a moderate to large pericardial effusion's is abnormal and should be closely followed up with your doctor. More weight should be put on the findings of the MRI. ...Read more
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