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What is Constrictive pericarditis?

What is Constrictive pericarditis?

  • Constrictive pericarditis: Inflammation, swelling and thickening of the pericardium (fibrous sac surrounding the heart) which causes it to tighten around the heart and affect its function. The condition may be misdiagnosed as a heart attack and vice versa.

Constrictive pericarditis: Introduction

Types of Constrictive pericarditis:

Types of Constrictive pericarditis:

Broader types of Constrictive pericarditis:

How serious is Constrictive pericarditis?

Prognosis of Constrictive pericarditis: The condition is rare but serious and can result in death. Prompt treatment usually leads to a full recovery.
Complications of Constrictive pericarditis: see complications of Constrictive pericarditis

What causes Constrictive pericarditis?

Causes of Constrictive pericarditis: see causes of Constrictive pericarditis

What are the symptoms of Constrictive pericarditis?

Symptoms of Constrictive pericarditis: see symptoms of Constrictive pericarditis

Complications of Constrictive pericarditis: see complications of Constrictive pericarditis

Can anyone else get Constrictive pericarditis?

More information: see contagiousness of Constrictive pericarditis
Inheritance: see inheritance of Constrictive pericarditis

Constrictive pericarditis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Constrictive pericarditis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Constrictive pericarditis.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Constrictive pericarditis: see treatments for Constrictive pericarditis
Research for Constrictive pericarditis: see research for Constrictive pericarditis

Name and Aliases of Constrictive pericarditis

Main name of condition: Constrictive pericarditis

Other names or spellings for Constrictive pericarditis:

Pick's constrictive pericarditis, Chronic constrictive pericarditis Source - Diseases Database

Constrictive pericarditis: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Constrictive pericarditis:


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