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What is Rheumatic pericarditis?

What is Rheumatic pericarditis?

  • 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.

Rheumatic pericarditis: Introduction

Types of Rheumatic pericarditis:

Broader types of Rheumatic pericarditis:

How serious is Rheumatic pericarditis?

Prognosis of Rheumatic pericarditis: The condition is rare but serious and can result in death. Prompt treatment usually leads to a full recovery.
Complications of Rheumatic pericarditis: see complications of Rheumatic pericarditis

What causes Rheumatic pericarditis?

Causes of Rheumatic pericarditis: see causes of Rheumatic pericarditis

What are the symptoms of Rheumatic pericarditis?

Symptoms of Rheumatic pericarditis: see symptoms of Rheumatic pericarditis

Complications of Rheumatic pericarditis: see complications of Rheumatic pericarditis

Rheumatic pericarditis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Rheumatic pericarditis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Rheumatic pericarditis.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Rheumatic pericarditis: Cardiologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Rheumatic pericarditis.
Treatments for Rheumatic pericarditis: see treatments for Rheumatic pericarditis
Research for Rheumatic pericarditis: see research for Rheumatic pericarditis

Name of Rheumatic pericarditis

Main name of condition: Rheumatic pericarditis


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