What meds do they give for pericardial effusion?

NSAIDS. Most common cause of effusion is inflammation of epi or pericardium. Best treatment is generally anti inflammatory agents. Could use steroids, but usual treatment is non steroidal agents typically Indomethacin although i believe any NSAID at equivalent dose is likely as effective.

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What is a pericardial effusion?

Fluid around heart. Heart muscle is covered by very thin layer of tissue called epicardium. Further surrounded by very thin partially distensible sac called pericardium. Space between epi- and peri- cardium always contains small amount of lubricating fluid. Epi or pericardium can become inflammed or fluid can leak into this space. When fluid accumulates and becomes detectable it is an "effusion.". Read more...

How dangerous is a small pericardial effusion?

Depends . Usually this is a benign finding, but the reason for the echocardiogram and the clinical scenario are important to answer your question. I strongly suggest you sit down with the cardiologist and ask a few questions to make sure this is nothing to worry about. 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...

How are pericardial effusion and overloading related?

Overloading? I do not quite understand what you mean by overloading? Did someone state that you have cardiac congestion? 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...