Pericardial Disease is an increase in the amount of fluid between the heart and the pericardium, a thin fibroblastic sac composed of two layers that separate the heart from the surrounding mediastinal structures. The condition is characterized by sharp retrosternal chest pain, often radiating to the neck, shoulders, or back.
HOW IS PERICARDIAL DISEASE DIAGNOSED?
A gastro-specialist would do an examination based on the above symptoms along with doing X-ray and Electrocardiogram to.
HOW IS PERICARDIAL DISEASE TREATED?
Treatment of Pericardial Disease is based on the symptom and underlying cause. Common treatment methods are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, steroid medications, anti-biotic and colchicines for repetitive symptoms. In severe cases removal of the stiff pericardium may be required
DID YOU KNOW?
The problem of PD is a rather troublesome one and leads to a series of digestive disorders if not treated on time.