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Constrictive pericarditis

Constrictive pericarditis: Introduction

Constrictive pericarditis: Constrictive pericarditis refers to an chronic inflammation of the sac that covers the heart (pericardium) that results in scarring of the pericardium. See detailed information below for a list of 27 causes of Constrictive pericarditis, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Constrictive pericarditis:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Constrictive pericarditis. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Constrictive pericarditis

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Causes of Types of Constrictive pericarditis:

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Constrictive pericarditis: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Constrictive pericarditis, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Constrictive pericarditis Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Constrictive pericarditis may include:

  • Low salt fluid restricted diet
  • Diuretics
  • Furosemide
  • Lasix
  • Complete pericardectomy
  • Antibiotics, 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
  • more treatments...»

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Constrictive pericarditis: Animations

Constrictive pericarditis: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Constrictive pericarditis may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Constrictive pericarditis: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Constrictive 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 too 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 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 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 there are various less 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 pressure can simply be too small more »

Hypertension misdiagnosis common in children: Hypertension is often misdiagnosed in adults (see misdiagnosis of hypertension), but its misdiagnosis is even more likely in more »

Constrictive pericarditis: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Constrictive pericarditis

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Constrictive pericarditis: Related Rare Diseases

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Constrictive pericarditis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Causes of Constrictive pericarditis listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Constrictive pericarditis as a symptom include:

Definitions of Constrictive pericarditis:

Detailed list of causes of Constrictive pericarditis

The list below shows some of the causes of Constrictive pericarditis mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Constrictive pericarditis?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Constrictive pericarditis. Of the 27 causes of Constrictive pericarditis that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 4 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 22 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Constrictive pericarditis:

The following list of conditions have 'Constrictive pericarditis' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Constrictive pericarditis:

The following list of medical conditions have Constrictive pericarditis or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.








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Causes of Constrictive pericarditis Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Constrictive pericarditis based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    What are the alternative names for Constrictive pericarditis:

    Pick's constrictive pericarditis, Chronic constrictive pericarditis
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Constrictive pericarditis:

    Medical Conditions associated with Constrictive pericarditis:

    Inflammatory symptoms (1736 causes), Infection-related symptoms (1293 causes), Heart symptoms (2927 causes), Cardiovascular symptoms (3192 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes)

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