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Pericaridectomy, pericarditis. What is the difference?
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Dr. John Szawaluk
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: See below
Pericarditis is an inflammation of the lining of the heart(pericardium).
Pericardectomy is a surgical procedure that strips the pericardium from the heart. This is done to treat complications from pericarditis usually as a last resort when other treatments have been ineffective.

In brief: See below
Pericarditis is an inflammation of the lining of the heart(pericardium).
Pericardectomy is a surgical procedure that strips the pericardium from the heart. This is done to treat complications from pericarditis usually as a last resort when other treatments have been ineffective.
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