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is pericarditis serious

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Dr. Anita Prakash
28 years experience Cardiology
Too many queries: But I will answer as fully as possible: concentric LVH means "thickening of wall" of left ventricle (main pumping chamber of heart) due to excess pres ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Sheppard
33 years experience Thoracic Surgery
It depends: Pericarditis is an inflammation of the tissue that surrounds and protects the heart. There are many different causes of such inflammation and your que ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Yes and yes: It could be pericarditis and you should see your doctor.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: The pericardium is the protective outer sac around the heart. Inflammation of this is called "pericarditis" and it can be caused by many different th ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Pericardectomy: Is stripping of a constrictve pericardium...This is performed through a sternotomy...It's invasive surgery.
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Call 911 !!!: The best idea. Pain in your chest is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and you must call 911 now.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanober Butt
19 years experience Pulmonology
Rheumatologic : Depending on how much work up they did and then called it idiopathic pericarditis( which is by definition a diagnosis of exclusion) . You should ask i ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
13 years experience Cardiology
Cardiologist: I would recommend for you to go to a cardiologist. He will probably get an EKG and depending on its findings recommend particular managements. Interes ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Please see a doctor: what you described is worrisome, you might be used to, but unabated severe pain for 12 hours shouldn't be ignored, especially with your history, seek ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Manjeet Singh
9 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Seek Help: You are too young to have a heart attack although not knowing your complete history along with family history, I would recommend seeing a cardiologist ... Read More
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