• lovelight27 lovelight27
    April 16, 2010
    Can having a pericardial effusion cause a heart attack?
    lovelight27 lovelight27
    April 16, 2010



     Last week after having a CT SCAN for abdominal pain, a pericardial effusion was found. They ran my cbc's twice and it returned normal, no infection or virus was detected at this time. I was monitored in the hospital for a few days. Since I've been out, I've been having heart attack symptoms, yet unsure if thats' what's really happening or is it just the symptoms of the pericardial effusion. I'm very scared, as I don't want damage to be happening to my heart, while I'm trying to figure out what's happening within me. I have another EKG scheduled on Mon Morning, yet I'm really not feeling well, and concerned this might be too late. I don't know if these symptoms are coming from fear or is it coming from my body telling me something is wrong. Please help!


    Thank you,




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