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Constrictive pericarditis

Constrictive pericarditis: Introduction

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. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Constrictive pericarditis is available below.

Symptoms of Constrictive pericarditis

Treatments for Constrictive pericarditis

  • Antibiotics, pain-relieving medication, diuretics to remove excess fluid, NSAIDs or corticosteroids to alleviate inflammation, pericardiocentesis, surgical removal of part of pericardium in recurring or chronic cases
  • more treatments...»

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Constrictive pericarditis: Related Patient Stories

Constrictive pericarditis: Deaths

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Constrictive pericarditis: Complications

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Causes of Constrictive pericarditis

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Disease Topics Related To Constrictive pericarditis

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Constrictive pericarditis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Constrictive pericarditis

Heart attacks can be undiagnosed: Although the most severe symptoms of heart attack are hard to miss, there are varying degrees of severity. It is altogether too common...read more »

Heart attacks can be overdiagnosed: Although many people die from heart attacks, there are also many cases where people fear that they have a heart attack, but actually have something milder. Some of the...read more »

Rare heart condition often undiagnosed: The rare heart condition called long QT syndrome can lead to episodes of palpitations and rapid heartbeat. In...read more »

Heart attack can be over-diagnosed: Although heart attack is often undiagnosed, leading to fatality, it can also be over-diagnosed. People become concerned that a condition is a...read more »

Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test...read more »

Hypertension misdiagnosis common in children: Hypertension is often misdiagnosed in adults (see misdiagnosis of hypertension), but its misdiagnosis is even more likely in children. Some of...read more »

Constrictive pericarditis: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Constrictive pericarditis

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Constrictive pericarditis: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Constrictive pericarditis

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Prognosis for Constrictive pericarditis

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

Research about Constrictive pericarditis

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Clinical Trials for Constrictive pericarditis

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Constrictive pericarditis: Broader Related Topics

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