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What is pericarditis

A 39-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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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Irritation : The heart (cardium) exists in a sac (like a zip lock bag) called the pericardium. Irritation from viral or bacterial or TB infection, heart attack, r ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
38 years experience Cardiology
Pericarditis: Constrictive pericarditis involves stiffening/thickening/hardening of the pericardium or "heart sack". This can be caused by many disease processes. C ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
26 years experience Cardiology
Limited treatment: Constrictive pericarditis describes a situation in which the sac around the heart has gotten very stiff - usually as a result of prior inflammation fr ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Sambol
23 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Chronic inflammation: This is a chronic inflammation around the heart. Over time it can lead to constrictive pericarditis which is a process where the heart has trouble fi ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience Cardiology
See below: Pericarditis is an inflammation of the lining of the heart(pericardium). Pericardectomy is a surgical procedure that strips the pericardium from the h ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Specializes in Family Medicine
Inflammation of lini: Inflammation of lining of the heart.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nassir Azimi
22 years experience Interventional Cardiology
Anti-inflammatory: Anti-inflammatory medications are the best treatment. Some believe Indomethacin is better than other nsaids. Colchicine and even steroids have been ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
48 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Any irritant to the : ...Pericardium, whether infectious, traumatic , neoplastic, noxious and the like can initiate the mechanism of inflammation of the pericardium. Since ... Read More
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A female asked:
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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