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Doctor insights on: Where Is The Pericardial Fluid Usually Located

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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