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Pericardial Effusion
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Overview

Pericardial Anatomy

Classification

Pathophysiology

Causes

HIV | Post-MI | Post-pericardiotomy | Radiation | Tuberculosis | Uremia | Malignancy

Differentiating Pericarditis from other Diseases

Epidemiology and Demographics

Natural History, Complications and Prognosis

Pericardial Effusion | Cardiac Tamponade | Constrictive Pericarditis

Diagnosis

History and Symptoms | Physical Examination | Laboratory Findings | Electrocardiogram | EKG Examples | Chest X Ray | MRI | CT | Echocardiography | Other Imaging Findings

Treatment

Medical Therapy | Pericardiocentesis | Pericardial Window | Pericardial Stripping | Treatment Related Videos

Case Studies

Case #1

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