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Pericardial effusion

Pericardial effusion: Introduction

Pericardial effusion: Occurs when there is an abnormal collection of fluid within the pericardial sac. See detailed information below for a list of 37 causes of Pericardial effusion, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Pericardial effusion:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Pericardial effusion. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Pericardial effusion

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Pericardial effusion: Symptom Checker

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Pericardial effusion Treatments

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Pericardial effusion: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Pericardial effusion

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Pericardial effusion: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Pericardial effusion

Heart attacks can be undiagnosed: Although the most severe symptoms of heart attack are hard to miss, there are varying degrees of severity. It is altogether too common for people to die from undiagnosed heart attack, or from delaying more »

Heart attacks can be overdiagnosed: Although many people die from heart attacks, there are also many cases where people fear that they have a heart attack, but actually have something milder. Some of the conditions more »

Rare heart condition often undiagnosed: The rare heart condition called long QT syndrome can lead to episodes of palpitations and rapid heartbeat. In rare cases, this undiagnosed condition can be fatal. It should be considered for any unexplained heart more »

Heart attack can be over-diagnosed: Although heart attack is often undiagnosed, leading to fatality, it can also be over-diagnosed. People become concerned that a condition is a heart attack, whereas there are various less dangerous possibilities. After all, more »

Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure. The "cuff" around the arm to measure blood pressure can simply more »

Hypertension misdiagnosis common in children: Hypertension is often misdiagnosed in adults (see misdiagnosis of hypertension), but its misdiagnosis is even more likely in children. more »

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Pericardial effusion: Related Rare Diseases

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Pericardial effusion: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Causes of Pericardial effusion listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Pericardial effusion as a symptom include:

Definitions of Pericardial effusion:

Fluid collection within the pericardial sac, usually due to inflammation. -- 2003
- (Source - Diseases Database)

An abnormal collection of fluid inside the sac that covers the heart.
- (Source - National Cancer Institute)

Detailed list of causes of Pericardial effusion

The list below shows some of the causes of Pericardial effusion mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Pericardial effusion?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Pericardial effusion. Of the 37 causes of Pericardial effusion that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 3 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 34 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Pericardial effusion:

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Conditions listing medical complications: Pericardial effusion:

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Causes of Pericardial effusion Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Pericardial effusion based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    What are the alternative names for Pericardial effusion:

    Cardiac tamponade
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Pericardial effusion:

    Medical Conditions associated with Pericardial effusion:

    Heart symptoms (2927 causes), Cardiovascular symptoms (3192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Pericardial effusion:

    Pericarditis (84 causes), Coxsackie virus, Infection (1293 causes), Cancer, Tuberculosis, Renal failure (115 causes), Heart surgery, Trichinosis (4 causes), Post myocardial infarction pericarditis, Lupus (14 causes), Pericardiocentesis

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