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What Does Hemopericardium Mean
Hemopericardium: Blood in the pericardial sack around the heart can be due to bleeding from one of the arteries on the heart, bleeding from the aorta or aortic aneurysm, cardiac perforation after a procedure or a cardiac wall rupture. The severity depends upon the cause and treatment ranges from observation to open heart surgery. All of these should be followed by a cardiologist and a surgeon. ...Read more
My wife died 3 days ago from hemopericardium. She died instantly would there have been some warning in the weeks prior that something was wrong. ?
I'm so sorry to hear: The heart is enclosed in a sack called pericardium containing a small amount of fluid at all time. Hemopericardium means blood instead of fluid and if this happens from a rupturing of a vessel/aorta near the heart, it can impede the heart rapidly. Some people have this following a heart attack, but usually gives some symptoms. Rarely infection can also do this. Sorry for your loss. Please see doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband was in a serious car accident and the doctor said he has a "hemopericardium." what is that?
Mum died suddenly due to hemopericardium. She had stopped taking blood pressure tablets. Was this the cause ?
No : Hemopericardium is caused by bleeding into the sac that encases the heart. High blood pressure is not a cause. Trauma, malignancy, infection, and diseases of deficient platelets or clotting factors are the causes. Sorry about your mum. Hope this information gives you some closure or reassurance. ...Read more