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Rheumatic pericarditis

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

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...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 rare cases, this undiagnosed condition can be fatal. It should be...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...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 blood pressure. The "cuff" around the arm to measure blood...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 ...read more »

Rheumatic pericarditis: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Rheumatic pericarditis

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Rheumatic pericarditis: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Rheumatic pericarditis

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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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