Pericardial effusion

What is Pericardial effusion?

Pericardial effusion is the presence of an abnormal amount of fluid and/or an abnormal character to fluid in the pericardial space. It can be caused by a variety of local and systemic disorders, or it may be idiopathic.Signs and symptoms of pericardial effusion include the following:Chest pain, pressure, discomfort,Light-headedness, syncope,Palpitations,Cough,Dyspnea,Hoarseness, confusion, etc.

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my father is 64 years old diabetic not hypertensive or smoker he underwent CABG on feb2010 (15 months ago ) hi dosen't complain but echo today...

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Hi,
Thanks for writing in.

Echo is routinely done for those who have got CABG done. EF is ejection fraction and this is 40 percent for your father....

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What causes a fluid pocket on the heart. Serious or not?

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Hi ,

Thanks for your query.

By the findings you are presnting appears to be pericardial effusion.periicardial effusion ("fluid around the heart")...

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