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34 Possible Causes for Chest Pain, Increased Area of Cardiac Dullness, Pericardial Effusion

  • Cardiomyopathy

    In both patients, echocardiography showed LV hypertrophy, biventricular systolic dysfunction, and a large amount of pericardial effusion.[] One month after index admission, the patient came back complaining again of chest pain.[] On plain radiographs consider: large pericardial effusion Promoted articles (advertising)[]

  • Congestive Heart Failure

    effusion)[] pain, or pedal edema.[] Symptoms of heart failure Some of the most common symptoms you may experience are reduced energy, confusion, chest pain, shortness of breath and swelling in the legs.[]

  • Suppurative Pericarditis

    A systematized diagnostic approach to moderate pericardial effusion is presented, together with a review of purulent pericarditis.[] […] swelling, chest pain, recurrent fever and breathlessness on mild exertion.[] Patients with large pericardial effusions have an area of increased dullness at the base of the heart in addition to generalized enlargement of the area of cardiac dullness[]

  • Pericardial Effusion

    There are many causes of a possible pericardial effusion.[] Considerable amounts of pericardial fluid may muffle heart sounds, increase the area of cardiac dullness, and change the size and shape of the cardiac silhouette.[] pain.[]

  • Rheumatic Fever

    However, serous pericardial effusion contained high levels of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) DNA. Clonally proliferating EBV T cells were determined in the circulation.[] […] upper parts of arms and legs), Sydenham's chorea, subcutaneous nodules, epistaxis, shortness of breath and chest pain.[] Other abnormalities detected on echocardiography in acute carditis include prolapse of the valve, focal nodular thickening of leaflets and pericardial effusion.[]

  • Malignant Pericardial Effusion

    Malignant pericardial effusion is a common and serious manifestation in malignancies.[] Minocycline instillation was associated with severe chest pain in seven patients, and with ECG changes suggesting pericardial or subepicardial injury in two patients.[] Fever and chest pain were experienced in six and five patients, respectively, but were controlled with antipyretics.[]

  • Cardiac Tamponade

    Hypothyroidism is a significant cause of pericardial effusion. However, large pericardial effusions due to hypothyroidism are extremely rare.[] The patient returned again with chest pain and was found to have reaccumulation of pericardial effusion.[] The patient was admitted to hospital with pleuritic chest pain, dyspnoea and fever. Pulmonary angio-CT showed a bronchogenic cyst compressing the left atrium.[]

  • Pericardial Cyst

    Emergency drainage of the pericardial effusion and resection of the cyst were performed through a median sternotomy.[] pain.[] Herein, we present a case of pericardial cyst compressing the left atrium complicated by a pericardial effusion and pleural effusion in a 62 year-old man with chest discomfort[]

  • Hemopericardium

    A mild to moderate pericardial effusion persisted in the post-operative period, without any symptoms of cardiac tamponade.[] He had no chest pain until recently when he presented with chest tightness and abdominal pain for 2 days prior to admission. Chest X-ray showed marked cardiomegaly.[] We report a case of acute aortic syndrome in a 64-year-old man who presented with chest pain and hypotension. His electrocardiogram and cardiac troponins were normal.[]

  • Cardiomegaly

    Echocardiography revealed a large pericardial effusion without signs of tamponade. After removing the catheter, the effusion gradually resolved.[] A 64-year-old woman presented eight days following pericardiectomy with a 2-day history of progressive dyspnea and new crushing chest pain.[] We present an epileptic child with fluid overload due to CBZ treatment who was referred with chest pain and cardiomegaly.[]

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