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is pericardial effusion, life threatening? Is there any thing I can do or not do to increase or to decrease symptoms until I see my cardiologist? Thanks.

By Anonymous December 23, 2011 - 6:26pm
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As you probably already know, pericardial effusion is the accumulation of excess fluid around the heart.Untreated, pericardial effusion leads to heart failure, even death.

What symptoms are you experiencing? The typical symptoms of pericardial effusion include shortness of breath, chest pain, rapid heart rate, painful breathing, cough, low-grade fever, dizziness and a feeling anxiety,

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, call your cardiologist right away and do not wait until your scheduled appointment.


December 23, 2011 - 6:44pm
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