What is the most common cause of pericardial effusion?

Causes of pericardial effusion include: Inflammation of the pericardium following heart surgery or a heart attack. Autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus. Spread of cancer (metastasis), particularly lung cancer, breast cancer, melanoma, leukemia, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or Hodgkin’s disease.Mar 11, 2020

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