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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Inflamation: Inflamation of the membranes of the sac that encloses the heart and part of the major heart vessels. The sac is called the pericardium or sac around t ... Read More
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Pericarditis: Pericarditis is inflammation of the tissue covering of the heart. It is commonly caused by viruses and sometimes other infections or inflammatory dise ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nisha Surenderanath
16 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Inflammation: Inflammation of lining of heart secondary to multitude of causes.
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Dr. Eric Toloza
29 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Inflammation of: The pericardial sac around the heart.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Corrado
40 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Pericarditis is infammation of the tissue surrounding the heart. Pain is one of the primary symptoms occuring in more 90% of cases. The quality and se ... Read More
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Dr. Eric Toloza
29 years experience Thoracic Surgery
It can be: Inflammation of the pericardial sac around the heart can be painful. Usually treat with a NSAID like indomethacin.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Pericarditis: Pericarditis is inflammation of the tissue covering of the heart. It is commonly caused by viruses and sometimes other infections or inflammatory dise ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh answered
48 years experience Cardiology
No: There are many causes of pericarditis, usually infectious or immunologic in origin, with therapy dictated by the underlying cause. But it is not thou ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
35 years experience Cardiology
Pericarditis: It is a common condition. It is sometimes difficult to diagnosed if it is mild. We often suspect but cannot confirm it is pericarditis. The confirmed ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
38 years experience Cardiology
Pericarditis: Long list of causes but i will limit to: most common: viral, metabolic (kidney disease - uremic), after myocardial infarction or open heart surgery. ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Greenfield
36 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Generally not: Usually pericarditis is an inflammatory condition that occurs after heart attack or heart surgery. It can also occur with certain inflammatory or auto ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Pua
14 years experience Internal Medicine
I do: The sac-like covering around the heart (pericardium) becomes inflamed in pericarditis. Pericarditis can be associated with diseases such as: autoi ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
NSAIDS: Pericarditis is inflamation. Of the sack around the heart . Anti-inflamatories such as Motrin are helpful. Steroids are used in severe cases. Colchici ... Read More
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