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Pericardial effusion

I have been diagnosed with pericardial effusion....I got it removed twice... DURING 2ND REMOVAL I HAVE been  GIVEN STEROIDS DOSAGE N STOPPED AFTER ONE MONTH.....NOW THE EFFUSION IS AGAIN RECURRING...I have been taking TB medications FOR the past 4 MONTHS.... Pls help with permanent solution... RAJESH
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Dr. Ganesh Nallur Shivu
15 yrs. of exp | Bangalore | Interventional Cardiologist
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Will  need to find the cause of effusion and treat it. Pericardial window surgery can be considered to prevent recurrent accumulation.
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