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What are symptoms of pericardial effusion?

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When inflammation causes a pericardial effusion, the main symptom is chest pain. It may get worse when you breathe deeply and better when you lean forward.

Other symptoms may include:

When there’s no inflammation, there are often no symptoms.

  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle aches
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea (if you have a virus)

From: What to Know: Pericardial Effusion WebMD Medical Reference

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Libby, P. 8th edition, Saunders Elsevier, 2007. Braunwald's Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine,

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 05, 2018

SOURCE:

Libby, P. 8th edition, Saunders Elsevier, 2007. Braunwald's Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine,

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 05, 2018

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