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Can pericardial effusion lead to myocardial infarction or other serious consequence?

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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: It can

If it is very large it can lead to tamponade, which can be fatal if the fluid is not removed.

In brief: It can

If it is very large it can lead to tamponade, which can be fatal if the fluid is not removed.
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Dr. Eric Toloza
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Tamponade

Can lead to cardiac tamponade, which is squeezing of the heart by too much fluid, so that the heart cannot expand and fill wth blood and so the heart cannot pump blood, which causes low blood pressure, which can cause heart attack or other serious problems .
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In brief: Tamponade

Can lead to cardiac tamponade, which is squeezing of the heart by too much fluid, so that the heart cannot expand and fill wth blood and so the heart cannot pump blood, which causes low blood pressure, which can cause heart attack or other serious problems .
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