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Diseases » Pyogenic pericarditis » Glossary
 

Glossary for Pyogenic pericarditis

  • Bacterial diseases: Diseases caused by a bacterial infection
  • Cardiac tamponade: Symptoms caused by compression of the heart due to the accumulation of blood or fluid in the space between the heart muscle and the membrane covering the heart.
  • Chest conditions: Any condition affecting the chest
  • Chest pain: Pain in the chest area.
  • Conditions involving a pathogen: Medical conditions involving some type of pathogen, such as a virus or bacteria.
  • 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.
  • Death: The cessation of life
  • Dry cough: Dry non-productive cough without producing sputum
  • Fever: Elevation of the body temperature above the normal 37 degrees celsius
  • Heart conditions: Any condition that affects the heart
  • Lung symptoms: Symptoms affecting one or both lungs.
  • Pericardial effusion: Occurs when there is an abnormal collection of fluid within the pericardial sac
  • Shock: Severe condition from reduced blood circulation

 

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