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What technology is used to treat pericarditis?
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Dr. Steven Guyton
Surgery - Thoracic
3 doctors agree
In brief: Usually drugs
Anti-inflammatory medications are the first line treatment - Ibuprofen and others, Colchicine and steroids may be needed.
Rarely fluid may need to be drained with a pericardiocentesis. Surgery is rarely needed - a pericardial window or pericardiectomy if the heart is constricted by scarring.

In brief: Usually drugs
Anti-inflammatory medications are the first line treatment - Ibuprofen and others, Colchicine and steroids may be needed.
Rarely fluid may need to be drained with a pericardiocentesis. Surgery is rarely needed - a pericardial window or pericardiectomy if the heart is constricted by scarring.
Dr. Steven Guyton
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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Anti-inflammatories
We usually use anti-inflammatories such as Aspirin and steroids.
For prevention of recurrence, Colchicine is used most effectively. There are multiple types of pericarditis and one has to know the type before the right treatment is given. No invasive measure per se is needed to treat the great majority of pericarditis types, constrictive pericarditis being the one exception.

In brief: Anti-inflammatories
We usually use anti-inflammatories such as Aspirin and steroids.
For prevention of recurrence, Colchicine is used most effectively. There are multiple types of pericarditis and one has to know the type before the right treatment is given. No invasive measure per se is needed to treat the great majority of pericarditis types, constrictive pericarditis being the one exception.
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
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