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Doctor insights on: Where Is The Pericardial Fluid Usually Located

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Are there any medicines available to stop the reoccuring of the pericardial fluid.And to treat the left over fluid after procedure?

Are there any medicines available to stop the reoccuring of the pericardial fluid.And to treat the left over fluid after procedure?

Yes but: It all depends on the cause of the fluid. If the fluid keeps re-accumulating, the pericardium can be removed (you don't need one) and then there's no risk of re-accumulation. ...Read more

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26.y.o.My echo showed something called pericardial trace.it said insignificant amount of pericardial fluid.doc said not worry.is it serious?

26.y.o.My echo showed something called pericardial trace.it said insignificant amount of pericardial fluid.doc said not worry.is it serious?

No it is not: serious and your doctor is correct. You should not worry. It is often a normal finding to have a little bit of pericardial fluid to lubricate the heart within the pericardial sac. ...Read more

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In a CT scan of lung is it alright to see some pericardial fluid?

In a CT scan  of lung is it alright to see some pericardial fluid?

Small pericardial: Fluid is ok and not significant. It's not ok if it's large and it compresses on the heart muscle causing all sorts of problem including drop in blood pressure, heart failure. Ask your dr the significance of it. Sometimes it's due to malignancy, radiation exposure, infection etc. Bless u! ...Read more

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I have Lupus and had MRI that said trivial posterior pericardial fluid. I have had chest pain and dyspnea for months. Is this related?What is treatmen

I have Lupus and had MRI that said trivial posterior pericardial fluid. I have had chest pain and dyspnea for months. Is this related?What is treatmen

Pericardial fluid: The amount of pericardial fluid that is described is not hemodynamically significant, but it can be related to lupus involvement of the pericardium. Collaboration with your rheumatologist and a cardiologist would provide the best advice. ...Read more

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What is the fluid that fills the pericardial sac?

What is the fluid that fills the pericardial sac?

Wikipedia...: Ben-horin et al. (2005) studied the composition of pericardial fluid in patients undergoing open heart surgery. They found that the fluid is made up of a high concentration of lactate dehydrogenase (ldh), protein and lymphocytes. In a healthy adult there is usually 15-50ml of clear, straw-coloured fluid. However there is little data on the normal composition of pericardial fluid to serve as a refe. ...Read more

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Is it possible for fluid to reform 2 1/2 weeks after having a pericardial window?

Window: You should discuss with your care team. In some circumstances one could have fluid reaccumulate but not common. ...Read more

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How bad is pericardial effusion (fluid around the heart) if temporary?

How bad is pericardial effusion (fluid around the heart) if temporary?

Pericardial effusion: Most effusions are temporarary and of no great concern as they occur in the setting of inflammation around the heart. Effusions become a problem if the fluid collection is large impeding the filling of the heart by having pressure in the pericardial space that is higher than within the heart during diastolic filling . This reduces cardiac output and can cause hypotension or tamponade. ...Read more

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Small pericardial effusion 25 years last echo 5 yrs never any changes unknown etiology no affect on heart how likely tomorrow echo fluid change a lot?

Small pericardial effusion 25 years last echo 5 yrs never any changes unknown etiology no affect on heart how likely tomorrow echo  fluid change a lot?

Pericardial effusion: Having an unchanged effusion for 25 years, if it was going to be change why did't happen in all these years, so the possibility of drastic change is minimal. If at all happen it may be because of some other reason. ...Read more

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When a pericardial window is done for chronic pericarditis, where does the continued fluid/blood drain? How is it re absorbed?

When a pericardial window is done for chronic pericarditis, where does the continued fluid/blood drain? How is it re absorbed?

Into the chest: If done correctly, the pericardial window will open the enclosed pericardial sac and allow it to drain into the left or right plural space. Usually left. The layer of cells in the plural space in the lung has absorptive capabilities to absorb water and extra fluid.. ...Read more

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Once the pericradial fuid is removed through cath proceduer are there any chances of small amount of fluid being left over if yes what is the nextstep?

Once the pericradial fuid is removed through cath proceduer are there any chances of small amount of fluid being left over if yes what is the nextstep?

Doctors will check: Doctors will check for re-accumulation of new fluid, which can happen if the original problem that caused the fluid is still active. Hopefully, the original problem is going away, so that new fluid will not build up and need to be removed again. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i could request a pericardial tap?

Can you tell me if i could request a pericardial tap?

Pericardial tap: We perform this procedure for diagnosis and in some patients for therapy. If you need one your doctor will suggest it. This is not a procedure you walk in and request. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a pericardial cyst and how is it treated?

Anyone know what is a pericardial cyst and how is it treated?

Pericardial cyst: This is a fluid sac adjacent to the pericardium, thought to be congenital. Usually causes no problem but when it is symptomatic or causing problems, drainage or surgical ablation is possible. ...Read more

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What is a pericardial cyst and should I be worried if I have one?

What is a pericardial cyst and should I be worried if I have one?

Not really: Usually a benign cyst located on the right side of the heart. Can enlarge and be painful. Usually resected with vats operation. ...Read more

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What does circumferential pericardial effusion mean?

What does circumferential pericardial effusion mean?

Pericardial effusion: The fluid is all around the heart (circumferential) as opposed to only at places (loculated). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: pericardial effusion?

What is the definition or description of: pericardial effusion?

Definition: An effusion is a fluid collection around the heart. The heart sits in a sac called the pericardium. Fluid can accumulate in this sac for various reasons (infection, inflammatory processes - sle, kidney disease, cancer). ...Read more

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