Aug 08, 2011 - 6:58 pm
Jim was diagnosed with Pericardial effusion which is excess fluid in the heart sac. After researching it I see radiation, chemotherapy, and cancer can cause it. His cardiologist is monitoring him and having echocardiography monthly to see if it grows. He said he isn't thinking it is cancer, but has to make sure. The thought by both the surgeon and cardiologist is damage from radiation due to the location of the radiation on the heart. I pray this is what it is.
Has anyone else dealt with this?