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What is the best treatment for a mild case of constrictive pericarditis?

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Dr. Michael Zevitz
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Depends

Constrictive pericarditis is a thickening of the pericardial lining of the heart.
It can cause reduced filling of the heart and lead to heart failure in severe cases, along with decreased blood flow out of the heart to the rest of the body. In "mild" cases, cautious use of diuretics and medicines to lower the pressure inside the heart can successfully avoid heart failure.

In brief: Depends

Constrictive pericarditis is a thickening of the pericardial lining of the heart.
It can cause reduced filling of the heart and lead to heart failure in severe cases, along with decreased blood flow out of the heart to the rest of the body. In "mild" cases, cautious use of diuretics and medicines to lower the pressure inside the heart can successfully avoid heart failure.
Dr. Michael Zevitz
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Dr. Eric Toloza
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Indomethacin

But consult with your md, especially if your symptoms persist or worsen .
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In brief: Indomethacin

But consult with your md, especially if your symptoms persist or worsen .
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Dr. Eric Toloza
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