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The human heart is always surrounded by a minimal quantity of fluid, but a person with excess fluid around the heart is suffering from pericardial effusion. This condition is not usually harmful, but extreme pericardial ... More »

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Fluid around the heart, also known as pericardial effusion, results from inflammation of the pericardium, which is the sac-like double-layered structure that surrounds the heart, according to Mayo Clinic. Inflammation oc... More »

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According to WebMD, fluid around the heart can indicate pericardial effusion, which is also known as pericarditis. Fluid fills the sac surrounding the heart, the pericardium, and causes symptoms including fever, fatigue ... More »

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The symptoms of fluid around the heart, or pericardial effusion, depend on the condition’s cause. For example, when fluid builds up around the heart due to pericarditis, the main symptom is chest pain, notes WebMD. Other... More »

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Doctors treat pericardial effusion, or fluid around the heart, with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, which can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, rashes and dizziness, according to MedicineNet. Severe side effects of... More »

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Fluid around the heart, also known as pericardial effusion, results from inflammation of the pericardium, which is the sac-like double-layered structure that surrounds the heart, according to Mayo Clinic. Inflammation oc... More »

www.reference.com Health Conditions & Diseases Cardiac Health

According to WebMD, fluid around the heart can indicate pericardial effusion, which is also known as pericarditis. Fluid fills the sac surrounding the heart, the pericardium, and causes symptoms including fever, fatigue ... More »

www.reference.com Health Diagnostics & Imaging