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Question: Can pericardial effusion lead to myocardial infarction or any other serious consequence? I am seeking to find out if pericardial effusion resulting from a viral infection can lead to myocardial infarction and/or any other serious consequence?

Answer: if left untreated it can lead to cardiac tamponade, which is compression of the heart due to a large increase of fluid in the pericardium. this condition is life-threatening as it prevents the heart from pumping effectively.

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