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Pericardial Effusion

Pericardial Effusion - How to prevent?

Pericardial Effusion - Causes and Risk Factors

The space between the two layers typically contains a layer of fluid, known as the pericardial fluid. However, an injured or abnormal pericardium can result in the increase of fluid. Pericardial effusion can also develop when the flow of fluid is blocked or when blood builds up within the pericardium after an injury to the chest.

Excess fluid in the pericardium can exert pressure on the heart chambers, resulting in their inability to expand fully. This can then lead to cardiac tamponade, a life-threatening condition where blood and oxygen is unable to circulate efficiently to the body.

Pericardial Effusion - Preparing for surgery

Pericardial Effusion - Post-surgery care

Pericardial Effusion - Other Information

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