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Latest pericardial effusion Stories

2009-09-21 07:17:26

Pericardial effusion, the collection of fluid around the heart, typically occurs in patients following heart surgery and is usually treated using an invasive surgical drainage technique.

2005-10-18 23:24:00

Correcting the timing of heart contractions through cardiac resynchronization therapy can be a lifesaver for people with advanced heart failure. But the procedure, as it is done today, fails in about 15 percent of patients.

2004-11-28 03:00:13

Does It Masquerade as "Idiopathic Pericarditis" Following Silent Infarcts? In this issue of CHEST (see page 1680), Bendjelid and Pugin have called attention to the current scarcity of Dressler syndrome.