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What causes pericarditis?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Pericarditis: Pericarditis is inflammation of the tissue covering of the heart. It is commonly caused by viruses and sometimes other infections or inflammatory diseases. There are other causes also. The viral form generally goes away itself but can recur. Other forms may need special treatment like drainage of the pericardial sac to remove fluid if it interferes with heart function.

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What can cause pericarditis?

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Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 39 years experience
Pericarditis: Long list of causes but i will limit to: most common: viral, metabolic (kidney disease - uremic), after myocardial infarction or open heart surgery. Less common: bacterial infection, tuberculosis etc...
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What are the causes of causes constrictive pericarditis?

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Dr. Charles Jost
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A 25-year-old member asked:

Which viruses cause pericarditis?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 55 years experience
Several: Echo and coxsackie or less commonly influenza or hiv.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What is pericarditis?

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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Thoracic Surgery 39 years experience
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 the cardium or heart.

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