Disease Information for Pericardial malignant effusion

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Bilateral ankle swelling
Bilateral leg edema/swelling
Chest Pain
Distended neck veins
Heart border dullness increased
Jugular Veins Increased Volume
Jugular Venous Distension
Jugular venous pressure increased
Muffled heart sounds
PMI inside left Cardiac Border
Postural Hypotension Non-neural
Quiet heart/soft sounds/distant
Tachycardia/Fast heart rate
Dysphagia Swallowing Difficulties
Palpable Liver/Hepatomegaly
Edema of Lower Extremities
Weak/Weak as a kitten (symptom)
Chest pain/radiating to back
Cough
Dyspnea
Dyspnea on exertion
Lung signs/abnormality
Orthopnea
Shortness of breath/SOB
Enervated/extreme acute fatigue
Fatigue Tiredness in Elderly
Weakness
Weakness non-neuromuscular/systemic
Clinical Presentation & Variations
Presentation/Large Pericardial Effusion
Disease Progression
Course/Acute on subacute
Course/Chronic disorder
Course/Subacute
Demographics & Risk Factors
Established Disease Population
Patient/Cancer
Laboratory Tests
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
Pericardial Fluid Abnormal
Diagnostic Test Results
Isotope Scan
MUGA Scan/Diastolic first derivative slow
EKG (ECG)
EKG/Low voltage all leads (ECG)
EKG/Pseudoinfarction pattern/Q Waves/atypical (ECG)
EKG/Non-specific ST-T Wave changes (ECG)
EKG/ST-T changes (ECG)
EKG/Changes/abnormalities (ECG)
EKG/Electrical alternans (ECG)
CT Scan
CT Scan/Mediastinal Abnormality/Chest
X-RAY
Xray/Chest abnormal
Xray/Large heart shadow/Chest
Xray/Pseudocardiomegaly/Chest
Xray/Chest/Lung fields/Abnormal
Ultrasound
Echo/Distended IVC/Vena cava
Echo/Echocardiogram Abnormal
Echo/Normal IVC collapse absent
Echo/Pericardial clots/bloody pericarditis
Echo/Pericardial disease
Echo/Pericardial fluid
Ultrasound/IVC Fails Collapse on Inspiration
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Constrictive pericarditis/chronic
Edema
Orthostatic hypotension syndrome
Pericardial effusion
Pericarditis, acute
Tamponade, cardiac/pericardial
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Cardiovascular (category)
CLASS/Pericardial disorder (ex)
CLASS/Serosal disorder (ex)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Diastolic-type heart failure/poor filling
Pathophysiology/High cardiac filling pressures/venous return
Pathophysiology/Neoplastic invasion/pericardium
Process
PROCESS/Malignancy/cancer (ex)
PROCESS/Neoplastic (category)
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
SX/Pericardial window/Pericardotomy
Other Treatments
TX/Pericardiocentesis.
Definition
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NEJM (The New England Journal of Medicine)
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