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My echo said I have a mildy thickened pericardium, what does that mean? also sm pericardiul effusion RV free wall, but shows mod-lg on cardiac MRI.
Pericardial disease: Pericardial thickening & effusion (excess fluid in the sac around the heart) can be caused by a number of conditions including viral or idiopathic pericarditis (inflammation caused by a virus or by other unknown causes), or auto-immune illnesses such as systemic lupus. It would be important to get more details (including why was the MRI done?) Consider an inbox consult here on HealthTap. ...Read more
My friend had MRI because she have pain fron 1 year in chest , . And in the report mentioned that she have mild thickening of adjacent pericardium , . Is that normal?
Pericardium: Congenital absence or partial pericardium is found throughout the world. In most cases, it has no clinical significance, but can show up incidentally as shifted heart on ct scans and xrays. In some folks there could be clinical significance if they need to undergo surgery. There are also some theories that the pericardium aids in the contraction or elastic recoil of the heart. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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