Hi .My mom had EP Study done on Friday . And Dr said that they didnt find any problem there.Today is Tuesday and she still has pain in her heart. She started to feel this pain right after the test was done.She went as an emergency to see the Dr who performed the procedure and he told her after echocardiogram was done that she has a little bit of fluid in the heart.And said that it is nothing serious that sometimes it happenes.He also said if pain doesnt get better she should come back. The next day he called her and told her that actual report of echocardiogram doesn'teven show that she has pericardial effusion.I wanted to know what could have caused pericardial effusion after Ep Study because she didnt have it before.And is it possible that he heart as punctured and that there is a hle through which this liquid comes?
The likelihood that she had an EPS related pericardia effusion is very low. Most serious pericardial effusion accumulate during or right after the procedure and usually require medical attention right away because as you stated the blood would find its way into the pericardium. The patients at that point are very sick. Given that your mom is a few days out from the EPS makes this scenario very unlikley. Most people have a little bit of fluid around the heart. It acts as a lubricant. It is probably a normal echocardiographic finding in her and she likely has always had it. How is her chest pain.
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