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Doctor insights on: Pericarditis Causes

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Can pericarditis cause elevated myoglobin but normal troponin?

Can pericarditis cause elevated myoglobin but normal troponin?

Unlikely: If the source of myoglobin is cardiac, troponin will be positive as well. If myoglobin was elevated with a negative troponin, other possible sources of myoglobin should be considered. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Why does Pericarditis cause leg swelling?

Why does Pericarditis cause leg swelling?

Pericarditis : Pericarditis typically has a relatively benign course in uncomplicated cases. Conversely, patients with high-risk features (ie, high fever, large pericardial effusion, cardiac tamponade, failure to respond to antiinflammatory therapy) are at increased risk of short-term complications. Leg swelling is not a common presentation of pericarditis, but could potentially be a feature of heart failure. ...Read more

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Can pericarditis cause the heart sac to burst?

Can pericarditis cause the heart sac to burst?

No: The heart will collapse though if the inflammation will cause enough fluid accumulation over a short period of time. ...Read more

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What makes peritonitis, pleurisy, and pericarditis cause a great deal of pain?

What makes peritonitis, pleurisy, and pericarditis cause a great deal of pain?

Inflammation: All of the conditions are caused by inflammation. That means there is irritation of nerve endings leading to pain. Pleurisy is also called pleuritis. In medical terminology, the ending -itis means inflammation. ...Read more

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Does constrictive pericarditis cause elevated right ventricular systolic pressure?

Does constrictive pericarditis cause elevated right ventricular systolic pressure?

Not until very late: Normally the right sided diastolic pressure increases, and will equalize with the right atrial and pulmonary capillary wedge pressure. If the disease persists to the point where left ventricular failure occurs, then the right ventricular systolic will rise. This is very late in the disease and the patient is very sick at that time. Look for other causes of high rv pressure, ie valve, lung issues. ...Read more

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Can pericardial effusion w/o pericarditis cause pain still. MRI and blood work shows no inflammation, but I do have mod-large pericardial effusion?

Can pericardial effusion w/o pericarditis  cause pain still. MRI and blood work shows no inflammation, but I do have mod-large  pericardial effusion?

Need diagnosis: Obviously we need to determine the underlying cause of the effusion. So we would need a thorough history/physical and review any and all testing to date. Cardiology referral with echocardiogram(heart ultrasound)if not already completed. Worse case would new to have the fluid aspirated for further diagnostic evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more