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Chest Pain after drainage of a Pericardial Effusion
Pericarditis can result from one or more of these:
- a viral, bacterial or fungal infection
- heart attack
- cancer spreading from a nearby tumor in the lung, breast or the blood
- radiation treatment
- injury or surgery
Sometimes it accompanies other diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and kidney failure.
The sharp pains etc. may be the result of another effusion or what is called a "post-cardiotomy syndrome":
Hope this helps,
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