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Pericardial cysts are benign, or noncancerous, tumors in the heart. They are not common, have few symptoms and typically are diagnosed by chance.


Symptoms associated with pericardial cysts include:

  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Difficulty swallowing

In rare cases, pericardial cysts can become infected or cause pneumothorax or atrial fibrillation.

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