What are the characteristic findings of pericardial inflammation and pericardial effusion on echocardiography in the evaluation of acute pericarditis?

Updated: Apr 02, 2019
  • Author: Sean Spangler, MD; Chief Editor: Terrence X O'Brien, MD, MS, FACC  more...
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Any form of pericardial inflammation can induce pericardial effusion. It is important to note that the pericardium may have a normal appearance in pericarditis, without evidence of fluid accumulation.


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