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What is a pericardial effusion?

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A pericardial effusion is when there's too much fluid between your heart and the sac around your heart, known as the pericardium. Most of the time, this isn't harmful, but it sometimes can make your heart not work as well.

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 5, 2018

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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 5, 2018

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