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Is pericarditis serious

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Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 29 years experience
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 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Sheppard
Thoracic Surgery 34 years experience
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
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Yes and yes: It could be pericarditis and you should see your doctor.
Dr. David Savage
Thoracic Surgery 30 years experience
Yes: It sounds like you have a condition caused by inflammation. It could be pericarditis, or pleurisy or something else. I think a doc would need to do a ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
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
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
Pericardectomy: Is stripping of a constrictve pericardium...This is performed through a sternotomy...It's invasive surgery.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
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.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanober Butt
Pulmonology 20 years experience
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
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Manjeet Singh
Cardiac Electrophysiology 10 years experience
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
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
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 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 14 years experience
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

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