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What's the difference between pericarditis and pleurisy?

What's the difference between pericarditis and pleurisy?

Different organs: The pericardium is a membrane that surrounds and protects the heart. When it is inflammed, for example by infection, the condition is called 'pericarditis'. The pleura are two membranes that surround and protect the lungs. Inflammation of these structures is called 'pleuritis' or 'pleursy'. The two structures are close to eachother, so symptoms can overlap. ...Read more

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Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
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Pericarditis (Definition)

A condition where the pericardium (two thin layers of a sac-like tissue that surround ...Read more


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What's the difference between regurgitation and pericardial effusion?

What's the difference between regurgitation and pericardial effusion?

Big difference: Regurgitation refers to leakiness of a heart valve (we have four valve sin the heart through which blood flows into each respective chamber). However a pericardial effusion is collection of fluid in the pericardial sac between the outer heart muscle wall and pericardium ("skin around heart"). ...Read more

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Is there a difference between pericarditis and pericardial effusion?

Is there a difference between pericarditis and pericardial effusion?

Pericardium: Pericarditis is an inflammation of the membrane that surrounds the heart. A pericardial effusion is fluid that lies between this membrane and the heart muscle. ...Read more

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The difference between endocarditis and pericarditis?

The difference between endocarditis and pericarditis?

Carditis: Endo- is the lining of the heart, peri is the covering over thehe art. ...Read more

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What is the difference between pleural plaques and pleural effusion?

What is the difference between pleural plaques and pleural effusion?

Thickening and fluid: Pleural effusion is fluid around the lung. Pleural plaques are thickening of the lining of the lung and chest wall. Both can be due to numerous reasons including infection, heart failure, exposure to asbestos and cancer. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a pleural effusion and and a pleural infiltrate?

What's the difference between a pleural effusion and and a pleural infiltrate?

Fluid or not: A pleural effusion is a collection of fluid inside the chest, around the lung. A pleural based infiltrate implies a process within the lung itself, adjacent to the pleura - the lining on the inside of the chest wall and on the surface of the lung. The infiltrate could be a type of infection or possibly a cancer. ...Read more

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What's the difference between constrictive and restrictive pericarditis?

What's the difference between constrictive and restrictive pericarditis?

Disease Location: In constrictive pericarditis the pathology is located in the pericardium surrounding the heart. In restrictive heart disease, the pathology is located within the muscle the heart. The clinical presentation may be quite similar. ...Read more

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What is the difference between pleurisy and costochondritis?

What is the difference between pleurisy and costochondritis?

Inside vs outside: Pleurisy is an inflammation of the inside lining of the chest and lungs. Costochrondritis is inflammation of the outside chest wall rib joints and muscle. ...Read more

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Doctors, what is the difference between pleural effusion and thoracentesis?

Dx vs. treatment: a pleural effusion in fluid within the chest space, usually, outside of the lung itself. a thoracentesis is a procedure where a needle is passed through the chest wall, into the fluid, and then drains the fluid out of the chest space. Sometimes, this procedure can cause a collapsed lung. ...Read more

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What's the difference between acollapse lung or pleurisy?

What's the difference between acollapse lung or pleurisy?

See below: A collapsed lung is like a partially burst baloon. Pleurisy is like a scrape on the outside linig of the lung. ...Read more

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What are the differences between pleural effusion and thoracentesis?

Fluid/procedure: Pleural effusion is accumulation of fluid in the thoracic cavity, usually surrounding the lung. Thoracenthesis is the procedure to remove the fluid from the thoracic cavity, or removing the pleural effusion. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the difference between pleural effusion and thoracentesis?

Please help! what is the difference between pleural effusion and thoracentesis?

They're related: Pleural effusion: fluid in the space around your lung thoracentesis: procedure in which an effusion is drained by placing a catheter between the ribs into the space around the lung. ...Read more

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What is the difference between restrictive and constrictive pericarditis?

Restricted vs constr: To oversimplify, one squeezes the heart from outside and the other restricts from stiffening within the heart wall. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between pleural friction rub, pleuritic pain, pleuritis & pleural chest pain?

Whats the difference between pleural friction rub, pleuritic pain, pleuritis & pleural chest pain?

Similar: Rub is the sound we hear when a stethoscope is placed on the chest. This is due to the two surfaces of pleura rub against each other when lacking in normally occurring lubricant fluid. Pleuritic pain/ pleural chest pain is due to inflammation of pleura. ...Read more

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What is the? Difference between restrictive cardiomyopathy and constrictive pericarditis?

What is the? Difference between restrictive cardiomyopathy and constrictive pericarditis?

Intrinsic/extrinsic: Restrictive cardiomyopathy involves the heart itself becoming stiff and not filling properly which eventually can cause heart failure and need a transplant to treat. Constrictive pericarditis affects the sac around the heart entrapping the heart and causing similar symptoms but may be treated if needed by removing the sac from around the heart by surgery ...Read more

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What is the difference between chest pain and muscle pain?

What is the difference between chest pain and muscle pain?

Chest pain: New chest pain in a 40+ year old person requires urgent workup. Causes can include pain in the chest wall including muscles and connective tissues. More worrisome causes can include angina and heart disease. You can't always tell the difference by yourself, but your doctor can definitely help you through examination, ekg's, and other lab studies. ...Read more

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What is the difference between endocarditis, myocarditis, and pericarditis?

What is the difference between endocarditis, myocarditis, and pericarditis?

Different structures: Endocarditis refers to an infection of the heart valves. Myocarditis is inflammation/infection of the heart muscle. Pericarditis is inflammation the pericardium which is the sac surrounding the heart. ...Read more

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Difference between dyspnea and chest fullness?

Difference between dyspnea and chest fullness?

Objective v subjecti: In medicine, we use different terms for subjective symptoms--that which the patient complains of in their own words; and objective signs--observations that the physician makes and notes down using standardized medical terminology. Dyspnea is a medical term the physician would note down if the breathing pattern was abnormal or slow (tachypnea=fast breathing). Chest fullness is a sensation. ...Read more

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What is the difference between constrictive pericarditis and restrictive cardiomyopathy?

What is the difference between constrictive pericarditis and restrictive cardiomyopathy?

Several: Constrictive pericarditis is a condition where the sac around the heart (the pericardium) becomes scarred and shrinks, which does not allow the heart to fill fully. Restrictive cardiomyopathy is a condition where the pericardium is normal, but the heart muscle itself is diseased in a way that does not allow the muscle to relax and the ventricle to fill. The treatment for each is different. ...Read more

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What is the difference between pneumothorax and pulmonary edema?

What is the difference between pneumothorax and pulmonary edema?

Different: When lungs get filled with fluid is called pulmonary edema as seen in heart failure , when air enters in the pleural cavity ; displaces lung ( pneumothorax ) as seen in reputes of lung bleb , both conditions will interfere lung function , can be lethal if untreated ...Read more

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