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    Pericarditis Conditions

    Pericarditis, Pericarditis is inflammation of the pericardium - the sac which surrounds the heart. Pericarditis causes chest pains. , colchicine pericarditis

    Chronic Pericarditis Professional

    Chronic Pericarditis, The chronic varieties of pericarditis are rare. Chronic pericarditis is usually preceded by acute pericarditis (although acute pericarditis ...

    Acute Pericarditis Professional

    Acute Pericarditis, Recurrent pericarditis - idiopathic pericarditis or pericarditis due to cardiac surgery, myocardial infarction, or trauma, may recur. , colchici...

    Dressler's Syndrome Professional

    It is characterised by pleuritic chest pain, low-grade fever and pericarditis (autopsy shows localised fibrinous pericarditis), which may be accompanied by pericardial effusion.

    Pericardial Effusion Professional

    Aetiology There are many causes of a pericardial effusion which may be either local, as in acute pericarditis or chronic pericarditis, or systemic. Among the causes of pericardial...

    Restrictive Cardiomyopathy Professional

    The clinical presentation of restrictive cardiomyopathy and constrictive pericarditis patients may be strikingly similar. [ 3 ] Up to 75% of patients with idiopathic restrictive cardiomyo...

    Cardiac Tamponade Professional

    Causes Often associated with pericarditis: Malignancy, especially breast cancer or lung cancer Acute myocardial infarction and post-infarction (including Dressler's syndrom...

    Heart in Systemic Disease Professional

    Pericardial disease See the separate Acute Pericarditis , Chronic Pericarditis and Pericardial Effusion articles. These are often associated with systemic disease and they...

    Coxsackievirus Infection Professional

    See the separate article Myocarditis for more information. Pericarditis Coxsackievirus B is one of the more common causes of pericarditis. The cardinal presenting sy...

    Bornholm Disease Professional

    Myocardial infarction or pericarditis . Pneumothorax . Tietze's syndrome . Muscle strain or chest trauma. Shingles .

    Protein-losing Enteropathy Professional

    Check for a history of congenital heart disease, episodes of pericarditis, serious streptococcal infection, or prior heart surgery (increased interstitial pressure can be a cause).

    Cardiomyopathies Professional

    Constrictive pericarditis. Investigations Blood tests: FBC, ESR, renal function tests, electrolytes, LFTs, cardiac enzymes and TFTs.

    Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Conditions

    Inflammation of the lining of the heart (pericarditis) , lungs (pleuritis) or the abdomen (peritonitis). Juvenile psoriatic arthritis (2-15% of all cases of JIA) Arthritis occurs wi...

    Jugular Venous Pressure Professional

    Constrictive pericarditis (JVP increases on inspiration - called Kussmaul's sign). Cardiac tamponade. Fluid overload - eg, renal disease.

    Bornholm Disease Conditions

    However, the following complications have been seen in a few cases: Heart problems - inflammation around the heart (pericarditis) or  inflammation of the heart muscle (myocarditi...

    Complications of Acute Myocardial Infarction Professional

    The rate of thrombus formation is similar for patients treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention when compared with patients currently treated conservatively or with thrombolysis. [ 16 ]...

    Haemophilus Influenzae Professional

    The remainder is made up of cases of septic arthritis, osteomyelitis, cellulitis, pneumonia and pericarditis. Hib pneumonia typically occurs in children aged 4 months to 4 years. Hib ca...

    Budd-Chiari Syndrome Professional

    Reduced blood flow : vena caval abnormalities (eg, webs, congenital absence of part of the vessel), right heart failure, constrictive pericarditis, right atrial myxoma. Obstetric : the co...

    Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Conditions

    This can cause pains in the side of the chest (pleurisy) or central chest pains (pericarditis) . The actual heart or lung tissue is less commonly affected. Kidneys Around 1 in 3 peop...

    Löffler's Eosinophilic Endocarditis Professional

    Signs of a restrictive cardiomyopathy may be very similar to those of constrictive pericarditis but the presence of a palpable apex beat and mitral regurgitation suggest cardiomyopathy.

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