In Pericardial Disease, there is a mismatch of fluids between the heart and the pericardium. Common symptoms here include fever and fatigue along with extreme pain in the muscles. There is also a risk of having stomach disorders that include chronic gas, nausea, loose motions, acid reflux and other related digestion issues.
HOW IS PERICARDIAL DISEASE DIAGNOSED?
A general physician can diagnose the condition during a physical examination when the patient presents the symptom of chest pain. An electrocardiogram and a chest X-ray may be necessary to diagnose the condition.
HOW IS PERICARDIAL DISEASE TREATED?
Pericardial Disease is treated by medication and often, surgery.
DID YOU KNOW?
The pericardium helps keep the heart in position, prevent the heart from overfilling with blood, and protect the heart from being damaged by chest infections. However, the pericardium is not essential to life. If the pericardium is removed, there is little measurable effect on the heart's performance.