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On echocardiogram spectral doppler shows pseudonormal (moderate) of left ventricular diastolic. Dangerous? I do have pericardial effusion.

The context matters. pseudo-normal diastolic function also known as stage 2 diastolic dysfunction implies that the heart muscle is stiff and although it squeezes with adequate force, it does not relax efficiently and quickly to accommodate filling of the heart. It will result in increased pressure inside the chambers of the heart which can cause a pericardial effusion. You need to see your doctor to address this problem. Read more...

Why would echo show small pericardial effusion, MRI show mod-large pericardial effusion. On the MRI it was located inferior to LV & RV.?

Different techniques. For quantification, the MRI is a better technique and more precise. Having a small pericardial effusion is seen in perfectly normal people however a moderate to large pericardial effusion's is abnormal and should be closely followed up with your doctor. More weight should be put on the findings of the MRI. Read more...

Can pericardial effusion w/o pericarditis cause pain still. MRI and blood work shows no inflammation, but I do have mod-large pericardial effusion?

Need diagnosis. Obviously we need to determine the underlying cause of the effusion. So we would need a thorough history/physical and review any and all testing to date. Cardiology referral with echocardiogram(heart ultrasound)if not already completed. Worse case would new to have the fluid aspirated for further diagnostic evaluation. Good luck. Read more...

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...

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...