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Pericardial Disease affects the pericardium, which is the flexible two-layered sac that envelops the heart. Pericardium helps in keeping the heart in position and prevents the heart from overfilling with blood and protects it from being damaged by chest infections. Often, the pericardium is missing at the time of birth or has defects, such as holes and these defects can be dangerous. In such as case, death may occur and as a result, these defects are surgically repaired. Some of the common signs and symptoms of Pericardial Disease include sharp chest pain often radiating to the neck, shoulders or back.
HOW IS PERICARDIAL DISEASE DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis of acute pericarditis remains a clinical one based on history, physical examination, ECG and the echocardiogram. Other imaging studies, including computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may be used in selected cases to investigate the pericardium.
HOW IS PERICARDIAL DISEASE TREATED?
Pericardial Disease is treated by medication and often, surgery.
DID YOU KNOW?
Most types of pericardial diseases are not harmful. However some of the types may lead to impairment of the heart’s functioning.