A 35-year-old female presented to the emergency department with complaint of dyspnea, discomfort
while lying down, lightheadedness and slight fulness in the chest. There was a history of mild fever for a
couple of weeks. There was no history of trauma. The physician performed a limited cardiac POCUS
examination. The following image was one of the images obtained. What is the arrow pointing to?
What is the most likely diagnosis?
A. Adipose tissue
B. Pleural effusion
C. Pericardial effusion
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The view below shows a transthoracic parasternal long axis (PLAX) view of the heart. Observe the location of the pericardium and posterior wall of the left ventricle.