pericardial fluid collection composed of blood. Haemopericardium to some extent occurs after cardiac surgery. It may also be caused by blunt or penetrating trauma, perforation of the heart or a coronary artery after cardiac catheterization and coronary angioplasty respectively. Haemopericardium may also occur with some pericardial metastatic tumours and with the postpericardiotomy syndrome. Postoperative haemopericardium is now recognized as an aetiological factor for the development of constrictive pericarditis. Chest X-ray demonstrates widening of the cardiac silhouette as with any pericardial effusion. The diagnosis of haemopericardium can be made with spin echo MRI. On T1-weighted images, haemopericardium has high signal intensity of part of nearly all of the effusion as opposed to the low intensity of nonhaemorrhagic effusion may disclose high density of a pericardial haematoma.
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sir my friend is suffering due to pericardium tearing because skids during kabadi and wheeling now he is 22 years old he takes aspirin weekly 750 ml followed by a 350ml second dose. surgery cannot be done due to his viens and nerves are small. he vomits blood atleast once in a month. i want to know the medical term for is there any cure for this?
My wife recently had a 4 inch spot found on her Posterior pericardium. The cardiology doctor wasn t sure what it was, and neither did her fellow doctors. We are being referred for a cardiac MRI. It was said to be described as not pushing against the heart, and looks almost like liver tissue. Thoughts on what could be there?
I have a seronegative autoimmune disease that affects my joints, pericardium for 4 years, and kidneys for three years. I also have had Addison s disease for one year, and hypothyroid for one year. My pericardium is thickened and always painful. My doctors won t even discuss a pericardiectomy. I have been on narcotic pain medicine for 4 years, and I hate it. And I would rather die in surgery than to have another bout with Takotsubo syndrome, or have another cardioversion or heart cath with no time for a local anesthesia. All are horrifying. AS are my prospects, if this sac keeps rubbing my heart. (I am currently 1 month into the latest bout of pericarditis; the last bout lasted 2 full years.) My name is Jule, I am 48, and in rapidly failing health. What realistic options do I have?
Hi Dr.My Aunty 70yrs old is having right side facial numbness and paralysis like symptoms.She is able to talk properly. But has been forgetting things and feeling weak. I performed an ultrasound study on and noted calcified plaque in both common carotid arteries and 2d echo study revealed altered diastolic function of LV and mild pericardial effusion. What can be done next?
I am wondering about a cough i ve had for a year and a half. I take clonidine, metoprolol, lasix and azor for high blood pressure for some years now like 6. I had a pericardial effusion 2 years ago. Something is making me cough. Its clear and constant and interferes with my sleep and days. I am also a peritoneal patient. I wonder having my pericardial effusion, to drain the fluid from around my heart, where does the fluid go now in my body and could it cause me to cough if its coming up from somewhere to my throat. I tried omitting the bp meds, but don t think its that. I have also been treated for GERD. But I dont have heartburn, just fluid that comes up and makes me cough. It hurts to cough and im hoarse and my heart even hurts from coughing every single day.
My husband has RA. He has had his pericardial sac removed due to buildup of fluid and also a thoracentisis ~ where they sealed his left side to prevent the buildup of fluid. So he now can breathe better. He now has a full feeling in his stomach. Could RA fluid accumulate there. In the past surgeries the fluid has solidified and they had to peel if off from this heart and lung. What should he do?
A cat scan for the lungs revealed atherosclerosis of the great vessels , aorta and coronary arteries. Aorta and pulmonary arteries are normal in caliber. Heart and and pericardium are within normal limits. There are no significant mediastinal or...
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