Rheumatic pericarditis: Introduction
Rheumatic pericarditis: Inflammation and swelling of the pericardium (fibrous sac surrounding the heart) that occurs as a complication in people with rheumatism. Rheumatic pericarditis condition may be misdiagnosed as a heart attack and vice versa.
More detailed information about the symptoms,
causes, and treatments of Rheumatic pericarditis is available below.
Symptoms of Rheumatic pericarditis
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symptoms of Rheumatic pericarditis
Treatments for Rheumatic pericarditis
- Treatment of underlying cause of uremia, 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
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Rheumatic pericarditis: Complications
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Causes of Rheumatic pericarditis
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Rheumatic pericarditis: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Rheumatic 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 for people to die from undiagnosed heart attack, or from delaying...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 conditions which may be ...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 rare cases, this undiagnosed condition can be fatal.
It should be considered for any...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 heart attack,
whereas...read more »
Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue
with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple...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 the symptoms of...read more »
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Rheumatic pericarditis: Research Doctors & Specialists
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Rheumatic pericarditis: Rare Types
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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Rheumatic pericarditis
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Rheumatic pericarditis: Animations
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Prognosis for Rheumatic pericarditis
Prognosis for Rheumatic pericarditis:
The condition is rare but serious and can result in death. Prompt treatment usually leads to a full recovery.
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Rheumatic pericarditis: Broader Related Topics
Types of Rheumatic pericarditis
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