Re: Anyone with pericardial cyst
I had to surf through alot of info on heart disorders before I finally found a mention of pericardial cyst. I had a ct scan done in April by a urologist. The scan noted a 1.3 cm cyst. I've had other scans in the last 5 or 6 years for other reasons, and it has not been noted before. tlhe urologist said I should talk to my internist about it. He made me angry because he just kept saying "it's like a wart, it's like a wart". He didn't give me a chance to ask any questions before saying "we'll take care of your laundry list of questions at your next yearly". Needless to say I was not too happy with him. I wanted to remind him that my family has a strong history of death by heart attacks at an early age (36,41, 51, 58, to name a few) and he didn't give me the chance. I researched pericardial cyst and about all I found is that if it is small and doesn't grow then surgery shouldn't be necessary. But, yours sounds huge. A large cyst will keep the heart from beating correctly because the space in the pericardium is taken up by the cyst. My doctor didn't even suggest I have it checked in a year or that I see a cardiologist. I wonder what size they consider too large? Let me know what you decided to do?
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