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My son has blood around the heart. Is that something serious?
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Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Pediatrics - Cardiology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
You need to have your son checked to find out why and how did the blood gain access to the area around his heart.
After heart surgery it is not uncommon to have some blood accumulate around the heart but under normal circumstances it is not. Other possibilities could include trauma, infection, rheumatic disease and malignancies among others. Have him checked.

In brief: Yes
You need to have your son checked to find out why and how did the blood gain access to the area around his heart.
After heart surgery it is not uncommon to have some blood accumulate around the heart but under normal circumstances it is not. Other possibilities could include trauma, infection, rheumatic disease and malignancies among others. Have him checked.
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
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Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
You don't usually have blood in the space between the heart and the sac around it.
The most important question is to find out why it is there and tailor the treatment accordingly once you have relieved any immediate problems relating to the fluid built up.

In brief: Yes
You don't usually have blood in the space between the heart and the sac around it.
The most important question is to find out why it is there and tailor the treatment accordingly once you have relieved any immediate problems relating to the fluid built up.
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
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