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Pericarditis: Introduction

Pericarditis: Inflammation of the membrane surrounding the heart. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Pericarditis is available below.

Symptoms of Pericarditis

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Pericarditis?

Pericarditis: Related Patient Stories

Pericarditis: Deaths

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Types of Pericarditis

Diagnostic Tests for Pericarditis

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Pericarditis: Complications

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Causes of Pericarditis

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Disease Topics Related To Pericarditis

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Pericarditis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and 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 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. 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 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 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 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 more »

Pericarditis: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Pericarditis

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Pericarditis: Rare Types

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Latest Treatments for Pericarditis

Pericarditis: Animations

Research about Pericarditis

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Clinical Trials for Pericarditis

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Statistics for Pericarditis

Pericarditis: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of Pericarditis:

Inflammation of the pericardium. (Dorland, 27th ed) - (Source - Diseases Database)

Inflammation of the pericardium - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Pericarditis as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet


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