A 31-year-old member asked:
what is pericarditis?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz answered
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 the cardium or heart.
Answered on Sep 23, 2019
Dr. Calvin Weisberger answered
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 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.
Answered on Dec 27, 2019
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