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My father has developed heart sac inflammation. What is it exactly?

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Dr. John Charpie
Pediatrics - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Pericarditis

Pericarditis is an inflammation of the sac that surrounds the heart.
It may be the result of an infectious process, chest trauma, certain environmental exposures (such as radiation), or other systemic (body-wide) inflammatory process that attacks the pericardium. Treatments are targeted towards the underlying process and may certain include anti-inflammatory agents.

In brief: Pericarditis

Pericarditis is an inflammation of the sac that surrounds the heart.
It may be the result of an infectious process, chest trauma, certain environmental exposures (such as radiation), or other systemic (body-wide) inflammatory process that attacks the pericardium. Treatments are targeted towards the underlying process and may certain include anti-inflammatory agents.
Dr. John Charpie
Dr. John Charpie
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Dr. Leslie Fleischer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Pericarditis

This is usually a benign condition and involves the sac that the heart sits in.
It is usually easy to treat with anti-inflammatory drugs or steroids. This cause should be addressed by his physician and that should tell you a lot about how it's treated and the length of treatment as well as the chance of recurrence.

In brief: Pericarditis

This is usually a benign condition and involves the sac that the heart sits in.
It is usually easy to treat with anti-inflammatory drugs or steroids. This cause should be addressed by his physician and that should tell you a lot about how it's treated and the length of treatment as well as the chance of recurrence.
Dr. Leslie Fleischer
Dr. Leslie Fleischer
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