Pericardial effusion types

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor-In-Chief: Cafer Zorkun, M.D., Ph.D. [2]; Varun Kumar, M.B.B.S

Overview

Pericardial effusion can be classified broadly into three types, namely transudative, exudative and hemorrhagic. A fluid secreting malignancy could also be the cause of a pericardial effusion.

Classification

Transudative

Exudative

Hemorrhagic

Malignant

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