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Pericardial effusion

Pericardial effusion is a topic covered in the Diagnosaurus.

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Etiology

  • Malignancy, eg, lung, breast, leukemia
  • Infection, eg, viral, bacterial, mycobacterial, Mycoplasma
  • Iatrogenic, eg, catheterization, pacemaker placement, postcardiotomy
  • Idiopathic
  • Uremia
  • Radiation-induced
  • Collagen vascular disease, eg, systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Anticoagulation
  • Aortic dissection
  • Myxedema (hypothyroidism)

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Last updated: December 1, 2014

Citation

Zeiger, Roni F.. "Pericardial Effusion." Diagnosaurus, 4th ed., McGraw-Hill Education, 2014. Emergency Central, emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114593/all/Pericardial_effusion.
Zeiger RF. Pericardial effusion. Diagnosaurus. 4th ed. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014. https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114593/all/Pericardial_effusion. Accessed April 22, 2019.
Zeiger, R. F. (2014). Pericardial effusion. In Diagnosaurus. Available from https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114593/all/Pericardial_effusion
Zeiger RF. Pericardial Effusion [Internet]. In: Diagnosaurus. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014. [cited 2019 April 22]. Available from: https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114593/all/Pericardial_effusion.
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