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Can pericardial effusion lead to myocardial infarction?

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Dr. Stephen Camacho
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In brief: Pericardial effusion

A large pericardial effusion causes a condition called pericardial tamponade, wherein the pressure is so great it prevents the heart from beating effectively.
This could cause a myocardial infarction, it certainly affects the blood flow to the brain and body.

In brief: Pericardial effusion

A large pericardial effusion causes a condition called pericardial tamponade, wherein the pressure is so great it prevents the heart from beating effectively.
This could cause a myocardial infarction, it certainly affects the blood flow to the brain and body.
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