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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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Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Rheumatic pericarditis?

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 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 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 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 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 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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Rheumatic pericarditis: Animations

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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