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Pericardial Disease or pericarditis is a condition in which the pericardium is inflamed. The pericardium covers the heart and consists of three layers. Common causes of Pericardial Disease are infections, heart surgery, heart attack and cancer. Symptoms of Pericardial Disease are:
• Chest pain
• Increase in chest pain while swallowing or coughing
• Low grade fever
• Increased heart rate
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?
A series of mixed treatments are done to heal PD, which range from using Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAID like Motrin. Besides this, other medicines used here include Corticosteroids and antibiotics if there are infections affecting the stomach area. A process called Pericardiocentesis is also done by the doctor. In extreme conditions, a surgery named Pericardiectomy is carried out.
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.