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Uremic pericarditis

Uremic pericarditis: Introduction

Uremic pericarditis: Inflammation and swelling of the pericardium (fibrous sac surrounding the heart) that occurs as a complication in people with uremia. Uremia is a buildup of urea and other waste material in the blood due to kidney failure. Uremic pericarditis condition may be misdiagnosed as a heart attack and vice versa. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Uremic pericarditis is available below.

Symptoms of Uremic pericarditis

Treatments for Uremic 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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Uremic pericarditis: Complications

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Causes of Uremic pericarditis

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Uremic pericarditis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Uremic 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 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 more »

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Hospitals & Clinics: Uremic pericarditis

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Uremic pericarditis: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Uremic pericarditis

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Prognosis for Uremic pericarditis

Prognosis for Uremic pericarditis: The condition is rare but serious and can result in death. Prompt treatment usually leads to a full recovery.

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