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Is there a cure for a hydropericardium?
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Dr. Matthew Hennig
Surgery - Thoracic
In brief: Maybe
It depends on why the fluid is collecting around the heart.
Some reasons like cancer aren't going to be cured. The symptoms can all be controlled by undergoing a pericardiocentesis, or needle drainage of the fluid, or more permanently with a surgical pericardial window. This involves an operation with placement of a large tube and drainage of the fluid. It should not come back afterwards.

In brief: Maybe
It depends on why the fluid is collecting around the heart.
Some reasons like cancer aren't going to be cured. The symptoms can all be controlled by undergoing a pericardiocentesis, or needle drainage of the fluid, or more permanently with a surgical pericardial window. This involves an operation with placement of a large tube and drainage of the fluid. It should not come back afterwards.
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