USG For Pericardial Eff.
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What is USG For Pericardial Eff.?
The Ultrasonography or Echocardiography test for pericardial effusion is an imaging test where ultrasound is used to create an image of the heart and the pericardial space, which is the space between the two layers of the membranous covering of the heart called pericardium.
Why is USG For Pericardial Eff. done?
- To detect and diagnose the cause of symptoms like shortness of breath, chest pain that is relieved when sitting down, palpitations, etc.
- To detect any anomalies in the pericardial fluid volume and the pericardium walls.
- To assess volume of pericardial fluid as any increase in volume or effusion can cause compression of heart chambers
- To diagnose the cause of muffled heart sounds