Inflammation of the PERICARDIUM from various origins, such as infection, neoplasm, autoimmune process, injuries, or drug-induced. Pericarditis usually leads to PERICARDIAL EFFUSION, or CONSTRICTIVE PERICARDITIS.
Inflammation of the PERICARDIUM that is characterized by the fibrous scarring and adhesion of both serous layers, the VISCERAL PERICARDIUM and the PARIETAL PERICARDIUM leading to the loss of pericardial cavity. The thickened pericardium severely restricts cardiac filling. Clinical signs include FATIGUE, muscle wasting, and WEIGHT LOSS.
INFLAMMATION of the sac surrounding the heart (PERICARDIUM) due to MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS infection. Pericarditis can lead to swelling (PERICARDIAL EFFUSION), compression of the heart (CARDIAC TAMPONADE), and preventing normal beating of the heart.
Surgical excision (total or partial) of a portion of the pericardium. Pericardiotomy refers to incision of the pericardium.
Fluid accumulation within the PERICARDIUM. Serous effusions are associated with pericardial diseases. Hemopericardium is associated with trauma. Lipid-containing effusion (chylopericardium) results from leakage of THORACIC DUCT. Severe cases can lead to CARDIAC TAMPONADE.
Compression of the heart by accumulated fluid (PERICARDIAL EFFUSION) or blood (HEMOPERICARDIUM) in the PERICARDIUM surrounding the heart. The affected cardiac functions and CARDIAC OUTPUT can range from minimal to total hemodynamic collapse.
A form of CARDIAC MUSCLE disease in which the ventricular walls are excessively rigid, impeding ventricular filling. It is marked by reduced diastolic volume of either or both ventricles but normal or nearly normal systolic function. It may be idiopathic or associated with other diseases (ENDOMYOCARDIAL FIBROSIS or AMYLOIDOSIS) causing interstitial fibrosis.
Puncture and aspiration of fluid from the PERICARDIUM.
A conical fibro-serous sac surrounding the HEART and the roots of the great vessels (AORTA; VENAE CAVAE; PULMONARY ARTERY). Pericardium consists of two sacs: the outer fibrous pericardium and the inner serous pericardium. The latter consists of an outer parietal layer facing the fibrous pericardium, and an inner visceral layer (epicardium) resting next to the heart, and a pericardial cavity between these two layers.
Pathological conditions of the CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM caused by infection of MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS. Tuberculosis involvement may include the HEART; the BLOOD VESSELS; or the PERICARDIUM.
A pathologic process consisting in the formation of pus.
Pathological conditions of the CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM caused by infections.
An acute, febrile, infectious disease generally occurring in epidemics. It is usually caused by coxsackieviruses B and sometimes by coxsackieviruses A; echoviruses; or other enteroviruses.
Inflammatory processes of the muscular walls of the heart (MYOCARDIUM) which result in injury to the cardiac muscle cells (MYOCYTES, CARDIAC). Manifestations range from subclinical to sudden death (DEATH, SUDDEN). Myocarditis in association with cardiac dysfunction is classified as inflammatory CARDIOMYOPATHY usually caused by INFECTION, autoimmune diseases, or responses to toxic substances. Myocarditis is also a common cause of DILATED CARDIOMYOPATHY and other cardiomyopathies.
The aglycone constituents of CARDIAC GLYCOSIDES. The ring structure is basically a cyclopentanoperhydrophenanthrene nucleus attached to a lactone ring at the C-17 position.
Messages between computer users via COMPUTER COMMUNICATION NETWORKS. This feature duplicates most of the features of paper mail, such as forwarding, multiple copies, and attachments of images and other file types, but with a speed advantage. The term also refers to an individual message sent in this way.
Mechanical food dispensing machines.
The guidelines and policy statements set forth by the editor(s) or editorial board of a publication.
The profession of writing. Also the identity of the writer as the creator of a literary production.
A publication issued at stated, more or less regular, intervals.
The functions and activities carried out by the U.S. Postal Service, foreign postal services, and private postal services such as Federal Express.
A loose confederation of computer communication networks around the world. The networks that make up the Internet are connected through several backbone networks. The Internet grew out of the US Government ARPAnet project and was designed to facilitate information exchange.
A major alkaloid from Colchicum autumnale L. and found also in other Colchicum species. Its primary therapeutic use is in the treatment of gout, but it has been used also in the therapy of familial Mediterranean fever (PERIODIC DISEASE).
The return of a sign, symptom, or disease after a remission.
A synthetic anti-inflammatory glucocorticoid derived from CORTISONE. It is biologically inert and converted to PREDNISOLONE in the liver.
A sudden, audible expulsion of air from the lungs through a partially closed glottis, preceded by inhalation. It is a protective response that serves to clear the trachea, bronchi, and/or lungs of irritants and secretions, or to prevent aspiration of foreign materials into the lungs.
Recording of the moment-to-moment electromotive forces of the HEART as projected onto various sites on the body's surface, delineated as a scalar function of time. The recording is monitored by a tracing on slow moving chart paper or by observing it on a cardioscope, which is a CATHODE RAY TUBE DISPLAY.

Carcinoid heart disease from ovarian primary presenting with acute pericarditis and biventricular failure. (1/361)

A case is described of a 54 year old woman who had acute pericarditis with large exudative effusion accompanied by severe right and left ventricular failure. The patient was finally diagnosed with carcinoid heart disease from an ovarian carcinoid teratoma. She was treated with octreotide--a somatostatin analogue--followed by radical surgical resection of the neoplasm. At one year follow up only mild carcinoid tricuspid regurgitation remained. Only 16 cases of carcinoid heart disease from an ovarian primary have been described in literature. Moreover clinically manifest acute, nonmetastatic pericarditis and left heart failure are not considered as possible presentations of carcinoid heart disease, whatever the origin. In a recent series a small pericardial effusion was considered an infrequent and unexpected echocardiographic finding in carcinoid heart patients. One case of "carcinoid pericarditis" has previously been described as a consequence of pericardial metastasis. Left sided heart involvement is usually caused by bronchial carcinoids or patency of foramen ovale; both were excluded in the case presented.  (+info)

Primary right atrial angiosarcoma mimicking acute pericarditis, pulmonary embolism, and tricuspid stenosis. (2/361)

A 29 year old white man presented to the emergency room with new onset pleuritic chest pain and shortness of breath. He was initially diagnosed as having viral pericarditis and was treated with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. A few weeks later he developed recurrent chest pain with cough and haemoptysis. Chest radiography, cardiac examination, transthoracic and transoesophageal echocardiography pointed to a mass that arose from the posterior wall of the right atrium, not attached to the interatrial septum, which protruded into the lumen of the right atrium causing intermittent obstruction of inflow across the tricuspid valve. Contrast computed tomography of the chest showed a right atrial mass extending to the anterior chest wall. The lung fields were studded with numerous pulmonary nodules suggestive of metastases. A fine needle aspiration of the pulmonary nodule revealed histopathology consistent with spindle cell sarcoma thought to originate in the right atrium. Immunohistochemical stains confirmed that this was an angiosarcoma. There was no evidence of extracardiac origin of the tumour. The patient was treated with chemotherapy and radiation. This case highlights the clinical presentation, rapid and aggressive course of cardiac angiosarcomas, and the diagnostic modalities available for accurate diagnosis.  (+info)

One-step reverse transcriptase PCR method for detection of Borrelia burgdorferi mRNA in mouse Lyme arthritis tissue samples. (3/361)

A one-step reverse transcriptase PCR (RT-PCR) method for detection of Borrelia burgdorferi mRNA in infected C3H mice is described. This simple procedure, less prone to nucleic acid cross-contamination than the standard method, was found to be 10-fold more sensitive than a classical two-step RT-PCR assay. By using one-step RT-PCR, flagellin mRNAs were detected in synovial and heart tissues from all seven infected mice tested.  (+info)

Intrapericardial streptokinase in purulent pericarditis. (4/361)

Six consecutive children with proven purulent pericarditis were treated with pericardial irrigation with streptokinase. Mean (SD) 861 (678) ml (range 240-2000) of thick purulent fluid was drained, and five children had complete clearance of the pus within 3-8 days. One child developed intrapericardial haemorrhage with a submitral pseudoaneurysm and underwent patch closure of the neck of the aneurysm as well as anterior pericardiectomy. Follow up of 13 to 30 months revealed no pericardial constriction.  (+info)

Restrictive pericarditis. (5/361)

BACKGROUND: Pericardial thickening is an uncommon complication of cardiac surgery. OBJECTIVES: To study pericardial thickening as the cause of severe postoperative venous congestion. SUBJECTS: Two men, one with severe aortic stenosis and single coronary artery disease, and one with coronary artery disease after an old inferior infarction. Both had coronary artery bypass grafting surgery. METHODS: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), Doppler echocardiography, and cardiac catheterisation. RESULTS: Venous pressure was raised in both patients. MRI showed mildly thickened pericardium, and cardiac catheterisation indicated diastolic equalization of pressures in the four chambers. Jugular venous pulse showed a dominant "Y" descent coinciding with early diastolic flow in the superior vena cava, and mitral and tricuspid Doppler forward flow proved restrictive physiology. The clinical background suggested pericardial disease so both patients had pericardiectomy. This proved the pericardium to be thickened; the extent of fibrosis also involved the epicardium. CONCLUSIONS: Although rare, restrictive pericarditis (restrictive ventricular physiology resulting from pericardial disease) should be considered to be a separate diagnostic entity because its pathological basis and treatment are different from intrinsic myocardial disease. This diagnosis may be confirmed by standard investigational techniques or may require diagnostic thoracotomy.  (+info)

Left ventricular pseudoaneurysm complicating infective pericarditis. (6/361)

Cross sectional echocardiography demonstrated a pseudoaneurysm of the left ventricular posterolateral wall close to the atrioventricular junction in a 4 year old girl with infective pericarditis complicating lobar pneumonia. Colour flow Doppler demonstrated bidirectional flow across the communication hole. Surgical resection was successful.  (+info)

Coxiella burnetii pericarditis: report of 15 cases and review. (7/361)

Q fever is characterized by its clinical polymorphism, and pericarditis associated with Q fever has occasionally been described. Herein we report 15 cases of Coxiella burnetii pericarditis, 9 from our data bank and 6 encountered within the past 12 months. Three patients presented with life-threatening tamponade. We compare our cases with the 18 previously reported and with 60 Q fever-matched controls at our center. This study showed that Q fever pericarditis can present as acute as well as chronic disease; we describe relapse after 6 months in association with a serological profile compatible with the chronic form of disease (phase I C. burnetii IgG titer of > or = 800). Discriminant factors among patients and controls are age of > 52 years (adjusted odds ratio [OR], 5.66), the occurrence of general symptoms such as arthralgias or myalgias (adjusted OR, 6.54), and a normal erythrocyte sedimentation rate (adjusted OR, 16.37). No specific symptoms or underlying cardiac predispositions are observed.  (+info)

New insights regarding the atrial flutter reentrant circuit : studies in the canine sterile pericarditis model. (8/361)

Background-We studied atrial activation during induced atrial flutter in the canine sterile pericarditis model to test the hypothesis that the atrial flutter reentrant circuit includes a septal component. Methods and Results-We studied 10 episodes of induced, sustained (>5 minutes) atrial flutter in 9 dogs. In all episodes, the reentrant circuit included a septal component. In 6 episodes, there were 2 reentrant circuits, one in the right atrial free wall and the second involving the atrial septum, Bachmann's bundle, and the right atrial free wall; both circuits shared a pathway in the right atrial free wall (figure-of-eight). The direction (superior or inferior) of the septal wave front of the second circuit correlated with the direction (clockwise or counterclockwise, respectively) of the right atrial free-wall circuit. A line of functional block in the right atrial free wall was part of both reentrant circuits. In the other 4 atrial flutter episodes, only 1 reentrant circuit was present, with activation in an inferior-to-superior direction in the septum and a superior-to-inferior direction in the right atrial free wall in 2 episodes and in the opposite direction in the other 2 episodes. In all atrial flutter episodes, the flutter wave polarity in ECG lead II was determined by the direction of activation in the left atrium; polarity was positive when the direction was superior to inferior and negative when the direction was inferior to superior. Conclusions-In this model of atrial flutter, the reentrant circuit (1) always included a septal component, (2) did not always require a right atrial free-wall reentrant circuit, (3) demonstrated figure-of-eight reentry when a reentrant circuit was present in the right atrial free wall, and (4) was associated with a line of functional block in the right atrial free wall.  (+info)

Definition of Pericardial friction rub in the Legal Dictionary - by Free online English dictionary and encyclopedia. What is Pericardial friction rub? Meaning of Pericardial friction rub as a legal term. What does Pericardial friction rub mean in law?
Although acute pericarditis is most often associated with viral infection, it may also be caused by many diseases, drugs, invasive cardiothoracic procedures, and chest trauma. Diagnosing acute pericarditis is often a process of exclusion. A history of abrupt-onset chest pain, the presence of a pericardial friction rub, and changes on electrocardiography suggest acute pericarditis, as do PR-segment depression and upwardly concave ST-segment elevation. Although highly specific for pericarditis, the pericardial friction rub is often absent or transient. Auscultation during end expiration with the patient sitting up and leaning forward increases the likelihood of observing this physical finding. Echocardiography is recommended for most patients to confirm the diagnosis and to exclude tamponade. Outpatient management of select patients with acute pericarditis is an option. Complications may include pericardial effusion with tamponade, recurrence, and chronic constrictive pericarditis. Use of colchicine as an
Prognosis: Most patients with acute pericarditis (generally those with presumed viral or idiopathic pericarditis) have a good long-term prognosis.Cardiac tamponade rarely occurs in patients with acute idiopathic pericarditis, and is more common in patients with a specific underlying aetiology such as malignancy, TB or purulent pericarditis. Constrictive pericarditis may occur in ,1% of patients with acute idiopathic pericarditis, and is also more common in patients with a specific aetiology. The risk of developing constriction can be classified as low (,1%) for idiopathic and presumed viral pericarditis; intermediate (2-5%) for autoimmune, immune-mediated and neoplastic aetiologies; and high (20-30%) for bacterial aetiologies, especially with TB and purulent pericarditis.36 Approximately 15-30% of patients with idiopathic acute pericarditis who are not treated with colchicine will develop either recurrent or incessant disease, while colchicine may halve the recurrence rate.. Notes:. ...
Pericarditis is a condition in which the sac-like covering around the heart (pericardium) becomes inflamed. A characteristics chest pain is often present. The hearts sits in the center of the chest and is surrounded by a sac called the pericardium. This sac has two layers, one that fits tightly onto the heart muscle and another looser layer surrounding the inner layer. Inflammation of these tissue layers surrounding the heart is referred to as pericarditis.. Causes of Pericarditis Pericarditis is usually a complication of viral infections, most commonly echovirus or coxsackie virus. Less frequently, it is caused by influenza or HIV infection. Infections with bacteria can lead to bacterial pericarditis (also called purulent pericarditis). Some fungal infections can also produce pericarditis. There are many causes of pericarditis. Most often the cause is unknown. In this case, the condition is called idiopathic pericarditis.. The causes of pericarditis are varied, including viral infections of the ...
The study by Imazio and colleagues addresses management of patients with recurrent pericarditis. Pericarditis may account for 5% of presentations to an emergency department for nonacute myocardial infarction chest pain, is troublesome for patients, and is difficult to treat effectively (1-3). Few studies have investigated the systematic management of recurrent pericarditis, although the use of colchicine is not new (4). In this study, patients receiving colchicine had a lower recurrence rate and better symptom relief. Although no serious side effects from colchicine occurred, about 6% of patients had diarrhea that required discontinuation of treatment. There are some obvious limitations to the study. First, because recurrent pericarditis is uncommon and the accrued sample size was small, the findings may have occurred by chance alone. Second, the study used an open-label design (acknowledged by the authors), which may increase bias, although outcome events were reviewed by an independent ...
Pericarditis is the inflammation of the pericardium, the membranous sac surrounding the heart. Recurrent pericarditis is the most common complication of acute pericarditis, causing severe and disabling chest pains. Recurrent pericarditis affects one in three patients with acute pericarditis within the first 18 months. Colchicine has been suggested to be beneficial in preventing recurrent pericarditis.. ...
Inflammation of the lining around the heart (the pericardium) causing chest pain and accumulation of fluid around the heart (pericardial effusion). Types: adhesive pericarditis a condition due to the presence of dense fibrous tissue between the parietal and visceral layers of the pericardium. constrictive pericarditis a chronic form in which a fibrotic, thickened, adherent pericardium restricts diastolic filling and cardiac output, usually resulting from a series of events beginning with fibrin deposition on the pericardial surface followed by fibrotic thickening and scarring and obliteration of the pericardial space. fibrinous pericarditis, fibrous pericarditis that characterized by a fibrinous exudate, sometimes accompanied by a serous effusion; usually manifested as a pericardial friction rub. pericarditis obli´terans , obliterating pericarditis adhesive pericarditis that leads to obliteration of the pericardial cavity. ...
The management of refractory recurrent pericarditis is challenging. Previous clinical reports have noted a beneficial effect of high-dose intravenous human immunoglobulins (IvIgs) in isolated and systemic inflammatory disease-related forms. In this article, we analyzed retrospectively our clinical experience with IvIg therapy in a series of clinical cases of pericarditis refractory to conventional treatment. We retrospectively analyzed 9 patients (1994 to 2010) with refractory recurrent pericarditis, who received high-dose IvIg as a part of their medical treatment. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), steroids, or colchicine treatment was not discontinued during IvIg treatment. No patients had a history of autoimmune or connective tissue diseases. During an average period of 11 months from the first recurrence, patients had experienced a mean of 5 relapses before the first IvIg treatment. In 4 cases, patients showed complete clinical remission with no further relapse after the first ...
Uremic pericarditis is a form of pericarditis. It causes fibrinous pericarditis. The main cause of the disease is poorly understood. Fibrinous pericarditis is an exudative inflammation. The pericardium is infiltrated by the fibrinous exudate. This consists of fibrin strands and leukocytes. Fibrin describes an amorphous, eosinophilic (pink) network. Leukocytes (white blood cells; mainly neutrophils) are found within the fibrin deposits and intrapericardic. Vascular congestion is also present. Inflammatory cells do not penetrate the myocardium (as is seen with other presentations of pericarditis), and as a result, this particular variant does not present with diffuse ST elevation on ECG (a classic sign of pericarditis known as stage I ECG changes which are seen with other causes). To naked eye examination, this pathology is referred to as having a Bread and Butter Appearance. Uremic pericarditis is correlated to the degree of azotemia in the system. BUN is normally >60 mg/dL (normal is 7-20 ...
MIRON, Lorena et al. Pericarditis as initial presentation of disseminated meningococcal disease. Arch. argent. pediatr. [online]. 2013, vol.111, n.6. ISSN 0325-0075. http://dx.doi.org/10.5546/aap.2013.e144.. Pericarditis is a well-recognized but uncommon complication of meningococcal infection. The incidence of pericarditis complicating meningococcal disease in all age groups is reported to be 3-19%. There are few cases reported in the paediatric age group. Disseminated meningococcal disease with pericarditis, defned as purulent pericarditis with clinical evidence of disseminated meningococcemia and meningitis. We report the case of a 4-month-old male infant who presented disseminated meningococcal disease with pericarditis caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B. The patient was treated with antibiotic with excellent response. It is important to point out that meningococcal disease may present in unusual forms which may lead to diagnostic and therapeutic diffculties.. Palabras clave : ...
Acute pericarditis usually occurs in the presence of more or less easily recognized infections elsewhere in the body, as with rheumatic fever, pneumococcic pneumonia, septicemia or tuberculosis, to mention the more common examples. That it may occur spontaneously and without the demonstration of any known infectious agent is not well known. Such cases have been called acute, non-specific pericarditis. The sudden onset and the severity of the chest pain may be such as to lead to the erroneous diagnosis of coronary thrombosis,1, 2, 3 or to pulmonary infarction.4. The recognition of several cases of acute, primary or non-specific pericarditis in ...
Synonyms for external pericarditis in Free Thesaurus. Antonyms for external pericarditis. 1 word related to pericarditis: carditis. What are synonyms for external pericarditis?
The causes of pericarditis can be broadly divided into infectious and non-infectious. Infectious pericarditis, particularly bacterial, can progress rapidly and lead to severe complications in a short period of time. Viral pericarditis may be just as acute but depending on the virus involved, it can resolve spontaneously with minimal treatment. Other infectious causes includes tuberculosis, fungal infections and certain parasites which tends to lead to a more chronic pericarditis.. Among the non-infectious causes, the immune mediated conditions feature prominently. This includes rheumatic fever, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and scleroderma. There is often an immune component involved in other conditions like after a myocardial infarction (heart attack) known as Dressler syndrome, cardiothoracic surgery and hypersenstivity to drugs.. Other causes may include heart diseases and trauma, including a myocardial infarction with secondary inflammation of the pericardium, injury to the pericardium, ...
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The frequency of pericarditis in patients with rheumatoid arthritis has been reported to range between 30-50%,1 2 but cardiac tamponade is a rare complication in such patients. The progression of cardiac tamponade caused by rheumatoid pericarditis is not necessarily due to deterioration of rheumatoid arthritis, and the prognosis of patients is very poor. However, rheumatoid pericarditis is absent from the index to the activity of disease. We report a case of cardiac tamponade caused by rheumatoid pericarditis associated with high concentrations of interleukin-6 (IL-6) in pericardial fluid.. A 60 year old Japanese woman was admitted to hospital with cardiac tamponade. The patient had been treated with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs after the initial diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (rheumatoid factor 120 IU/ml) when she was 47 years old. At the age of 59 years, she was also diagnosed as having a moderate pericardial effusion caused by rheumatoid arthritis, based on chest radiographic and ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Myopericarditis as an initial presentation of meningococcemia. Unusual manifestation of infection with serotype W135. AU - Brasier, Allan R.. AU - Macklis, Jeffrey D.. AU - Vaughan, Doug. AU - Warner, Laurel. AU - Kirshenbaum, James M.. PY - 1987/3/23. Y1 - 1987/3/23. N2 - Acute meningococcemia is a dramatic clinical syndrome from infection with the gram-negative diplococcus, Neisseria meningitidis. Although pericarditis may complicate the course of meningococcemia, it is distinctly unusual as a presenting sign. A case of disseminated meningococcemia presenting as acute myopericarditis is reported. The serotype isolated, type W135, was a sporadic cause of N. meningitidis in the Boston area. Although the patient had meningitis, bacteremia, and myopericarditis, his course was uncomplicated with early institution of antibiotic therapy.. AB - Acute meningococcemia is a dramatic clinical syndrome from infection with the gram-negative diplococcus, Neisseria meningitidis. Although ...
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The findings on the CT PA are consistent with acute pericarditis. The patient presented with pleuritic chest pain, for which the ED needed to exclude pulmonary embolism. The CT PA shows no evidence of PE, but shows thickening and enhancement of...
A case of herniation of the left atrial appendage, through a defect in the pericardium, is described in a 16-year-old boy who was below the third percentile for height and weight. The clinical presentation was an acute pericarditis. Widespread inversion of T waves on the electrocardiogram and collapse of the lower lobe of the left lung with pleural effusion developed. Thoracotomy showed strangulation of the atrial appendage which was excised, and the pericardial defect repaired. After operation there was a striking improvement in the electrocardiogram and a rapid gain in weight. Syndromes caused by pericardial defects are reviewed. ...
Acute pericarditis usually responds to anti-inflammatory drugs such as colchicine or NSAIDs (such as aspirin and ibuprofen). The drugs can be tapered once the patients symptoms improve. Colchicine also decreases the likelihood of recurrence. If pain is very severe, an opiate such as morphine may be needed. Prednisone, a corticosteroid, is prescribed in some cases to reduce inflammation. It should not be used in persons with viral infection as it can aggravate symptoms. Prednisone also increases the chances of recurrence ...
Acute pericarditis in young patients usually has a benign course. However, in those with autoimmune diseases it is mandatory to consider the risk of opportunistic infections, and of association with the underlying disease or immunomodulatory drugs. This case report aims to show possible strategies for diagnosis and treatment of this particularly complex group of patients.
In Fig 5A⇑, window 1 shows an activation wave front of the reentrant circuit at time zero. This area of zero activation time was reactivated at 100 ms. This reentrant circuit (orange) had one rotation around a central line of functional block at the right atrial appendage in a clockwise direction with a cycle length of 100 ms, and subsequently one rotation that included the superior vena cava as part of the central line of block with a cycle length of 130 ms (windows 2 and 3). Window 3 shows persistence of the reentrant circuit but with a change, ie, the line of functional block shortened. The shorter line of functional block allowed the free wall close to the right atrial appendage now to be activated from this reentrant circuit. Because of the short cycle length (80 ms) of the reentrant circuit during window 3, that area (at 170 ms) was probably still refractory, and block of the reentrant wave front at 250 ms (represented by T markers) occurred. The electrograms recorded from six sites (a ...
Infective endocarditis on mitral annular calcification complicated with purulent pericarditis: A case report., Takasumi Goto, Koichi Toda, Shunsuke Saito, Shigeru Miyagawa, Yasushi
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In 5-10% of patients with acute myocardial infarction occurs a slight pericarditis after a few days. The condition is usually harmless, and it goes back by itself. As a result of modern treatment (thrombolysis), this pericarditis form becomes less frequent. Another type of pericarditis occurs later in throughout heart attack in 10-20% of infarct patients ...
The prevalence of uremic pericarditis (UP) used to range from 3% to 41%. More recently, it has decreased to about 5%-20% and to ,5% in the last decades, as hemodialysis techniques have become widely used and dialysis quality improved. The objective of this work is to determine the initial clinical picture and the prognosis of patients presenting End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) with UP. MATERIALS: This is a retrospective study (May 2015-September 2017). Inclusion criteria targeted patients who had uremic pericarditis defined as pericarditis occurring in a patient with ESRD before initiation of renal replacement therapy, or within eight weeks of its initiation ...
Dressler syndrome is a secondary form of pericarditis that occurs in the setting of injury to the heart or the pericardium (the outer lining of the heart). It consists of fever, pleuritic pain, pericarditis and/or a pericardial effusion. Dressler syndrome is also known as postmyocardial infarction syndrome and the term is sometimes used to refer to post-pericardiotomy pericarditis. It was first characterized by William Dressler at Maimonides Medical Center in 1956. It should not be confused with the Dresslers syndrome of haemoglobinuria named for Lucas Dressler, who characterized it in 1854. Dressler syndrome was, historically, a phenomenon complicating about 7% of myocardial infarctions; however, in the era of percutaneous coronary intervention, it is very uncommon. The disease consists of a persistent low-grade fever, chest pain (usually pleuritic in nature), pericarditis (usually evidenced by a pericardial friction rub), and/or a pericardial effusion. The symptoms tend to occur 2-3 weeks ...
Yes pericarditis can be recurrent. It may come back after discontinuing the treatment. People who have urticaria, asthma or hay fever have higher chances of recurrent pericarditis.
Professor Rabie E. Abdel-Halim and Dr and Salah R. Elfaqih This is a study and translation of the section on pericarditis in Kitab al-taysir fi al-mudawat wa-l-tadbir (Book of Simplification Concerning Therapeutics and Diet) written by the Muslim physician Ibn Zuhr (Avenzoar) who lived and practiced in Al-Andalus between 1091-1162 CE. Ibn Zuhr described the serous type of pericarditis as well as the pathological findings in fibrinous pericarditis. His description of the latter may also fit with the picture of chronic fibrous pericarditis. He also described acute purulent pericarditis and involvement of the pericardium in cases of acute carditis with hectic fever. Ibn Zuhrs description of the pericardial effusion in serous pericarditis as looking like urine indicates that he must have seen a sample of the fluid obtained either by pericardiocentesis or during a post-mortem examination. However, his description of solid substances accumulating on the inside of the hearts covering looking like ...
Purpose A review of published data on the safety and efficacy of colchicine therapy for primary and secondary prevention of pericarditis is presented. Summ
Ive had 7 pericarditis recurrences in the last year and a half. I was treated immediately with corticosteroids and NSAIDs, and have had steroids restarted everytime it relapsed and then slowly tapered...
Bacterial pericarditis is an infection of the pericardium, which is a thin membrane that protects your heart. Read more about how to treat this infection.
Paper A Randomized Trial of Colchicine for Acute Pericarditis Presenter SH Summary Background Colchicine is effective for the treatment of recurrent pericarditis. However, conclusive data are lacking regarding the use of colchicine during a first attack of acute pericarditis and in the prevention of recurrent symptoms. Methods In a multicenter, double-blind trial, eligible adults with…
Seventeen patients with rheumatoid pericarditis, diagnosed clinically, are compared with 41 cases reported in the literature and with 85 control patients with rheumatoid arthritis but without pericarditis. Rheumatoid pericarditis occurred in patients with definite or classical rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid factor, present in 93% of the patients tested, was statistically commoner than in the control group. Subcutaneous nodules were present in 47%. The presenting complaints were left-sided chest pain (59%) and symptoms of congestive heart failure (18%). A pericardial friction rub was detected in 65%. All patients had cardiomegaly, as seen by X ray, accompanied by pleural effusion in 65%. A low sugar concentration in the pericardial fluid, elevated lactic dehydrogenase and gamma globulin levels, and, probably, a low complement value indicate rheumatoid arthritis as the most probable cause of the effusion. Over one third of the pericarditis patients eventually required pericardiectomy or died of ...
Pericarditis is inflammation of the pericardium, the thin sac (membrane) that surrounds the heart. There is a small amount of fluid between the inner and outer layers of the pericardium. Often, when the pericardium becomes inflamed, the amount of fluid between its two layers increases, causing a pericardial effusion. If the amount of fluid increases quickly, the effusion caused can impair the ability of the heart to function properly. A complication of pericarditis, which is a serious condition, is called cardiac tamponade.. ...
Pericarditis is inflammation of the pericardium, the thin sac (membrane) that surrounds the heart. There is a small amount of fluid between the inner and outer layers of the pericardium. Often, when the pericardium becomes inflamed, the amount of fluid between its two layers increases, causing a pericardial effusion. If the amount of fluid increases quickly, the effusion caused can impair the ability of the heart to function properly. A complication of pericarditis, which is a serious condition, is called cardiac tamponade.. ...
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Editorial (subscription or payment may be required). Survival Lower for Night CPR Events in Children. WEDNESDAY, Nov. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Hospitalized children have reduced survival odds with cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) events occurring at night compared to other times of the day, according to a study published online Nov. 7 in JAMA Pediatrics.. Full Text. Better Teamwork Linked to Improved Outcomes for CABG. WEDNESDAY, Nov. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), surgical outcomes are better for health systems with physicians who have higher teamwork levels, according to a study published online Nov. 8 in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.. Full Text (subscription or payment may be required). Anakinra Cuts Risk of Recurrence in Recurrent Pericarditis. WEDNESDAY, Nov. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Use of anakinra reduces the risk of recurrence of pericarditis among patients with recurrent pericarditis with ...
Pericarditis is inflammation or infection of the pericardium. In children, pericarditis is most likely to happen after surgery to repair heart defects.
Pericarditis is inflammation or infection of the pericardium. In children, pericarditis is most likely to happen after surgery to repair heart defects.
Pericarditis is inflammation or infection of the pericardium. In children, pericarditis is most likely to happen after surgery to repair heart defects.
The American Heart Association explains pericarditis, an inflammation of the pericardium, the potential causes, and who is at risk for pericarditis.
First of all I would like to thank you Dr. Smith for all of you excellent posts and teachings. I am an RN and I work in Huntington, WV. It is very bothersome to me that most people immediately say pericarditis d/t age. I have personally seen a 24,26,30 year olds with true stemis unrelated to stimulants. Sadly most of the physicians in our ER would jump straight to pericarditis even after seeing young people with AMI. There have been a few instances one very recent where I begged a physician to activate the cath lab for an EKG that was transmitted to us from the volunteer fire department I am a part of. This was an obvious anterior/lateral mi with depression in inferior leads and this pt was 55 years old! So,you can imagine when a young person presents with CP and ekg changes. So,again thank you for your posts and teachings on up to date electrocardiography findings. I wish more of our physicians were like you. It makes ER work a lot easier when you arent arguing with a physician over an ekg. ...
The ST elevation is higher in lead II (3mm) than lead III (2mm). This is also a pretty good ECG sign for pericarditis, as it implies the ST axis is closer to lead II than III, and less than 90 degrees. When there is ST depression in aVL, the ST axis must be to the right of lead II (greater than 90 degrees). Thus, the ST axis is between leads II and aVF (60-90 degrees). However, the fact that there is such minimal ST depression in lead aVL tells us that the ST axis is only BARELY greater than 60 degrees, perhaps 65 degrees. Thus, it is still very close to the normal axis for pericarditis (up to 60 degrees) and it is unusually leftward for inferior STEMI ...
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Tuberculous pericarditis is one of the most severe forms of extrapulmonary tuberculosis, causing death or disability in a substantial proportion of affected people.1,2 In Africa, the incidence of tuberculous pericarditis is rising as a result of the HIV epidemic.3 The effect of HIV infection on survival in patients with tuberculous pericarditis is unknown.2,4 Whereas some investigators have suggested that HIV-infected patients with tuberculous pericarditis have a similar outcome to non-infected cases,5 others have shown that there may be an increase in mortality in HIV associated with tuberculous pericarditis.2,6,7 We established a prospective observational study, the Investigation of the Management of Pericarditis in Africa (IMPI Africa) registry, to obtain current information on the diagnosis, management and outcome of patients with presumed tuberculous pericarditis living in sub-Saharan Africa, where the burden of HIV infection is the greatest in the world.4,8-10 In this paper, we report the ...
Objective: To assess the value of pericardial fluid adenosine deaminase (ADA) and pericardial lysozyme (Lys) as tools in diagnosing tuberculous pericarditis. Methods: Forty-one patients (age range 17-77 years) with significant pericardial effusion were included in the study. Diagnostic pericardiocentesis and pericardial biopsy were performed while serum and pericardial fluid ADA and Lys were measured in all patients. Grouping of patients resulted as follows: group I = 7 patients with tuberculous pericarditis; group II = patients with neoplastic pericarditis; group III = 30 patients with idiopathic pericarditis. Results: Pairwise multiple comparison procedures revealed a significant difference of ADA in group I versus group III (p | 0.05) but not versus group II. Furthermore, pericardial Lys in group I was higher than in groups II and III (p | 0.05). A strong correlation between pericardial ADA and Lys was found (r = 0.733, p = 0.01) for all the patients. Receiver operating curves showed a value of
Inflammation of the pericardium is called pericarditis. This condition typically causes chest pain that spreads to the back that is worsened by lying flat. In patients suffering with pericarditis, a pericardial friction rub can often be heard when listening to the heart with a stethoscope. Pericarditis is often caused by a viral infection (glandular fever, cytomegalovirus, or coxsackievirus), or more rarely with a bacterial infection, but may also occur following a myocardial infarction. Pericarditis is usually a short-lived condition that can be successfully treated with painkillers, anti-inflammatories, and colchicine. In some cases, pericarditis can become a long-term condition causing scarring of the pericardium which restricts the hearts movement, known as constrictive pericarditis. Constrictive pericarditis is sometimes treated by surgically removing the pericardium in a procedure called a pericardiectomy.[5]. Fluid can build up within the pericardial sack, referred to as a pericardial ...
Inflammation of the pericardium is called pericarditis. This condition typically causes chest pain that spreads to the back that is worsened by lying flat. In patients suffering with pericarditis, a pericardial friction rub can often be heard when listening to the heart with a stethoscope. Pericarditis is often caused by a viral infection (glandular fever, cytomegalovirus, or coxsackievirus), or more rarely with a bacterial infection, but may also occur following a myocardial infarction. Pericarditis is usually a short-lived condition that can be successfully treated with painkillers, anti-inflammatories, and colchicine. In some cases, pericarditis can become a long-term condition causing scarring of the pericardium which restricts the hearts movement, known as constrictive pericarditis. Constrictive pericarditis is sometimes treated by surgically removing the pericardium in a procedure called a pericardiectomy.[6]. Fluid can build up within the pericardial sack, referred to as a pericardial ...
The authors bring back 70 cases of pericarditis brought together between 2012 and 2017 in the service of surgery B of the CHU Point G and to the Hospital Mother-Child, the Luxembourg in Mali. The average age of the patients is 31.5 years with extremes of 2 years and 84 years. The tubercular etiology widely comes to mind with 49 cases. The diagnostic contributions of the echocardiography are analyzed. The accent is put on good tolerance hemodynamic of the tubercular pericarditis. The forecast depends essentially on the etiology and on the diagnostic delay; indeed the tamponade pericardium can be inaugural or complicated; the evolution of the pericarditis is burdened of a heavy mortality (4.2% in our series). On the other hand the passage in the chronicity complicates essentially pericarditis seen late (8.6% in our series).
TY - JOUR. T1 - Rheumatoid pericarditis presenting as a mass lesion. AU - Goldman, S.. AU - Gall, E. P.. AU - Hager, W. D.. PY - 1978/1/1. Y1 - 1978/1/1. N2 - The findings of a loculated pericardial effusion presenting as a mass lesion are described in a 54-year-old man with rheumatoid arthritis who exhibited findings of both cardiac tamponade and of constrictive pericarditis.. AB - The findings of a loculated pericardial effusion presenting as a mass lesion are described in a 54-year-old man with rheumatoid arthritis who exhibited findings of both cardiac tamponade and of constrictive pericarditis.. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0018091141&partnerID=8YFLogxK. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0018091141&partnerID=8YFLogxK. U2 - 10.1378/chest.73.4.550. DO - 10.1378/chest.73.4.550. M3 - Article. C2 - 630979. AN - SCOPUS:0018091141. VL - 73. SP - 550. EP - 552. JO - Chest. JF - Chest. SN - 0012-3692. IS - 4. ER - ...
Acute myopericarditis and exertional rhabdomyolysis, two uncommon but well-described diseases with potentially life-threatening effects, are generally considered as independent clinical entities. However, they may in fact be pathophysiologically related under certain circumstances. This is the first ever report of influenza myopericarditis provoked by exertional rhabdomyolysis to the best of our knowledge. A 25-year-old immunocompetent Chinese man presented with bilateral leg pain, dizziness, and shortness of breath on admission soon after completing vigorous training comprising running drills. Exertional rhabdomyolysis was diagnosed with 44 fold high serum creatine phosphokinase. Then he developed chest pain, pericardial effusion, changes of electrocardiography and positive troponin I suggestive of myopericarditis. Influenza A (H3N2) virus infection was confirmed by polymerase chain reaction analysis of nasopharyngeal wash samples. Other possible infective and autoimmune causes were excluded. Patient
Background: Definitive diagnosis of tuberculous pericarditis requires isolation of the tubercle bacillus from pericardial fluid, but isolating the organism is often difficult. Aim: To improve diagnostic efficiency for tuberculous pericarditis, using available tests. Design: Prospective observational study. Methods: Consecutive patients (n=233) presenting with pericardial effusions underwent a predetermined diagnostic work-up. This included (i) clinical examination; (ii) pericardial fluid tests: biochemistry, microbiology, cytology, differential white blood cell (WBC) count, gamma interferon (IFN-γ), adenosine deaminase (ADA) levels, polymerase chain reaction testing for Mycobacterium tuberculosis; (iii) HIV; (iv) sputum smear and culture; (v) blood biochemistry; and (vi) differential WBC count. A model was developed using classification and regression tree analysis. The cut-off for the total diagnostic index (DI) was optimized using receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves. Results: ...
To the Editor: We do not agree with the diagnosis of myocardial infarction in the case of a 36-year-old man 2 days after a dog bite1 . For several reasons, we believe that the patient had myopericarditis rather than myocardial infarction.. First, the patient had symptoms, signs, and laboratory findings consistent with sepsis, and blood cultures yielded Capnocytophaga canimorsus. Myocardial infarction occurs occasionally in patients with bacteremia, and it usually results from sepsis-associated hypotension or from endocarditis with septic embolism to the coronary arteries. However, viral and bacterial infections are more commonly the cause of pericarditis and myocarditis.2 3 ECG patterns of acute myopericarditis are known to resemble those seen with acute myocardial infarction.4 The presented ECG demonstrated ST elevations in both anterior and inferior leads in a manner consistent with the pattern found in acute myopericarditis.4 5 Second, the absence of regional wall motion abnormalities and the ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Reversal of the pattern of respiratory variation of Doppler inflow velocities in constrictive pericarditis during mechanical ventilation. AU - Abdalla, Ibrahim A.. AU - Murray, R. Daniel. AU - Awad, Hamdy E.. AU - Stewart, William J.. AU - Thomas, James D.. AU - Klein, Allan L.. PY - 2000/1/1. Y1 - 2000/1/1. N2 - Background: Spontaneous inspiration causes a characteristic decrease of the mitral valve (MV) and puLrnonary venous (PV) flow velocities obtained by Doppler echocardiography in patients with constrictive pericarditis (CP). This has been explained by the decrement it causes in the intrathoracic pressure. Positive pressure ventilation (PPV) causes an increment of intratlloraclc pressure with meclmnical inspiration. Therefore the pattern of respiratory variatipn produced during PPV may differ from that seen during spontaneous breathing. Objective: Our goal was to desct4be the effect of PPV on the pattern and magnitude of respiratory variation of MV and PV flow velocities in ...
The clinical aspects of pericardial disease encompass acute and recurrent pericarditis, pericardial effusion and pericardial tamponade, constrictive pericarditis, and effusive-constrictive pericarditis. These disorders differ not only in clinical presentation but also in the timeline of development, thus management of pericardial disease can be challenging for many clinicians. To assist medical professionals with this often complex area, this book provides an extensive review of pericardial disease evaluation and management in a unified, stepwise pathway-based approach. Management of Pericardial Disease contains a selection of defining clinical images to guide in identification and management of pericardial disease. Fellows, residents, cardiologists, thoracic medicine physicians, cardiothoracic surgeons, radiologists, and intensive care and emergency medicine physicians alike will find this book to be an essential resource for developing the skills and knowledge applicable to managing ...
I too have had a pericardiectomy from constrictive pericarditis. I was misdiagnosed with costochondritis for several years and finally was properly diagnosed when I went to the hospital with such sever pain. I was 27. A few months later (after MRIs and unsuccessful treatments with methotrexate and indomethecin), I was told I had some of the worse fusion the surgeon has ever seen. Approximately 3 months after the surgery, I began having pericarditis symptoms identical to the symptoms I had before. Same intensity and everything! I now suspect they didnt remove enough calcium that was fused to my heart too, or perhaps they left too much unscarred tissue behind, which continues to get inflamed. My surgery was done in 2010 at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, MD which is part of the Johns Hopkins family. I typically have a flareup once every 6 months, which I have treated with prednisone until about 6 months ago when my flareups became more frequent. I think the prednisone caused the more frequent ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Chronic GvHD-associated serositis and pericarditis. AU - Leonard, J. T.. AU - Newell, L. F.. AU - Meyers, G.. AU - Hayes-Lattin, B.. AU - Gajewski, J.. AU - Heitner, S.. AU - Nonas, S.. AU - Allen, B.. AU - Stentz, A.. AU - Frires, R.. AU - Maziarz, R. T.. AU - Holtan, S. G.. PY - 2015/8/8. Y1 - 2015/8/8. N2 - Serositis is a rare manifestation of chronic GvHD (cGvHD). No risk factors or laboratory changes associated with this syndrome have been recognized to date, and outcomes have not been described in a large series. We searched our institutional database for patients undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant identified as having serositis or pericarditis. Laboratory studies from prior to diagnosis, at diagnosis and post diagnosis of serositis, as well as outcomes from invasive procedures were included. Twenty patients met criteria for cGvHD-associated serositis, and all but three patients had a prior diagnosis of cGvHD. Fifteen were male, and the complication ...
Sub-Saharan Africa is in the midst of three epidemics which predispose patients to infections of the heart. these epidemics are rheumatic heart disease, tuberculosis, and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. <BR>Patients with valvular heart disease (i.e. abnormal native or prosthetic valves), congenital heart disease, patches or conduits are at risk of developing infective endocarditis. <BR>Infective endocarditis is rarely an acute illness that requires immediate intervention. <BR>TB pericarditis presents in three forms: pericardial effusion, constrictive pericarditis, and effusive-constrictive pericarditis. <BR>Treatment of TB pericarditis is by means of standard four-drug antituberculosis chemotherapy for 6 months. <BR>The clinical effects of HIV on the heart are relatively uncommon, compared with the impact of HIV infection on the lungs, gastrointestinal tract, central nervous system and the skin. <BR>Pericardial effusion, as a result of TB pericarditis,
Tuberculous pericarditis. A review of 100 cases.: A retrospective survey of 100 Black patients with presumed tuberculous paricarditis showed that 82 presented w
Constrictive pericarditis (CP) is a reduction in the elasticity, or stiffening, of the pericardium, a sack-like covering that surrounds the heart, resulting in impaired filling of the heart with blood. The symptoms of CP, which may include exercise intolerance, liver failure, dyspnea, and renal failure, appear insidiously and may be misleading.
Periodical: Osler, William. Tuberculous Pericarditis. American Journal of the Medical Sciences 105, (1893): 20-37. Article. 9 Images ...
During March 25--31, four cases of myocarditis and/or pericarditis were identified, totaling 14 cases among approximately 250,000 personnel who received smallpox vaccination for the first time. No cases of myocarditis and/or pericarditis were identified among approximately 115,000 service members who were revaccinated. Among the approximately 365,000 vaccinated military service members, one death has been reported. The 14 patients with myocarditis and/or pericarditis ranged in age from 21 to 33 years. Severity ranged from mild (no ECG or echocardiogram changes) to severe (congestive heart failure), with onset 7 to 19 days after vaccination. All military patients were hospitalized, and all survived. As of April 2, the patient with the most severe case has been hospitalized for 6 days. All other hospitalized patients have been discharged; they have either returned to duty or are on short-term convalescent leave. Following are two cases that represent the spectrum of clinical presentations of ...
Mayosi BM, Ntsekhe M, Bosch J, Pandie S, Jung H, Gumedze F, Pogue J, Thabane L, Smieja M, Francis V, Joldersma L, Thomas KM, Thomas B, Awotedu AA, Magula NP, Naidoo DP, Damasceno A, Chitsa Banda A, Brown B, Manga P, Kirenga B, Mondo C, Mntla P, Tsitsi JM, Peters F, Essop MR, Russell JB, Hakim J, Matenga J, Barasa AF, Sani MU, Olunuga T, Ogah O, Ansa V, Aje A, Danbauchi S, Ojji D, Yusuf S. Prednisolone and Mycobacterium indicus pranii in tuberculous pericarditis. N Engl J Med. 2014 Sep 18; 371(12):1121-30 ...
PANDIE S, PETER JG, KERBELKER ZS, MELDAU R, THERON G, GOVENDER U, NTSEKHE M, DHEDA K, MAYOSI BM. Diagnostic accuracy of quantitative PCR (Xpert MTB/RIF) for tuberculous pericarditis compared to adenosine deaminase and unstimulated interferon-? in a high burden setting: a prospective study BMC Med [online] :101 [viewed 30 September 2014] Available from: doi:10.1186/1741-7015-12- ...
Medical definition of Dresslers syndrome: pericarditis after heart attack or open-heart surgery that is often recurrent and is typically accompanied by chest pain, fever, malaise, difficulty in breathing, pleurisy, and pericardial and pleural effusions.
Learn about some of the myths that exist regarding differentiation of pericarditis from STEMI from the Master himself, Dr. Amal Mattu.
During January 24--June 20, 2003, smallpox vaccine was administered to 37,802 civilian health-care and public health workers in 55 jurisdictions to prepare the United States for a possible terrorist attack using smallpox virus. This report updates information on vaccine-associated adverse events among civilians vaccinated since the beginning of the program and among contacts of vaccinees, received by CDC from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) as of June 20. Two cases of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) were diagnosed 3 months after vaccination. For the potential relation between smallpox vaccine and DCM to be assessed, identification of additional cases of DCM among vaccinees will be essential. Physicians who treat smallpox vaccine recipients are encouraged to evaluate and report patients with symptoms compatible with DCM, including those that occur several months after vaccination. In this vaccination program, CDC, the Food and Drug Administration, and state health departments are ...
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Pericardial diseases constitute pathologic processes that involve the pericardium, the pericardial sac and its contents, and the thoracic structures surrounding the heart. Cardiovascular perturbations associated with pericardial disease range from the asymptomatic electrocardiographic findings in uremic pericarditis to catastrophic circulatory collapse observed in the setting of acute hemorrhagic pericardial tamponade. The clinical features of pericardial diseases may resemble right-side failure, notably right ventricular (RV) failure and tricuspid insufficiency, but can also present as left-side failure manifesting as shortness of breath, reduced exercise tolerance, and multiorgan hypoperfusion. However, clinical management of pericardial pathology may differ significantly from that of ventricular dysfunction or valvular heart disease. As a consequence, timely diagnosis and initiation of appropriate medical or surgical therapy is imperative. This chapter deals specifically with the clinical ...
Signs include a pericardial friction rub and tachycardia. If there is a large enough pericardial effusion, one may not hear a friction rub because the visceral and parietal pleura are not apposed. As effusions increase in volume, dyspnea, or shock may develop. In the presence of pericardial tamponade, distended jugular veins and hepatomegaly may become noticeable. As cardiac output decreases because of decreased cardiac stroke volume, delayed capillary refill, decreased urine output, and hypotension develop. Pulsus paradoxus, an exaggerated decrease in systolic blood pressure during inspiration, may be appreciated.1 ...
Signs include a pericardial friction rub and tachycardia. If there is a large enough pericardial effusion, one may not hear a friction rub because the visceral and parietal pleura are not apposed. As effusions increase in volume, dyspnea, or shock may develop. In the presence of pericardial tamponade, distended jugular veins and hepatomegaly may become noticeable. As cardiac output decreases because of decreased cardiac stroke volume, delayed capillary refill, decreased urine output, and hypotension develop. Pulsus paradoxus, an exaggerated decrease in systolic blood pressure during inspiration, may be appreciated.1 ...
Of 25 adults with RP (21 idiopathic, 4 post-pericardiotomy, mean age 42.8 y, mean 2.6 prior recurrences, 20/25 pts on > 2 pericarditis medications), 23 completed 6 months of rilonacept treatment. One pt chose not to continue into EP, and 1 discontinued TP due to a serious adverse event (SAE). In symptomatic RP pts with CRP >1mg/dL, lower pain and CRP levels were observed after the first injection and maintained to the end of study (Fig 1). Improvement/resolution of other pericarditis manifestations (pericardial effusion, ECG changes, pericardial rub) and improvements in global physical and mental health scores were observed. No subject had pericarditis recurrence in EP, and of 12 pts on CS at baseline completing EP, 1 reduced CS dose and 10 stopped CS during EP. Two SAEs were reported: skin abscess resulting in rilonacept discontinuation and atypical chest pain; both resolved. Most common adverse events were injection site reactions, all mild and none resulting in rilonacept discontinuation ...
M1.CV.112) A 10-year-old male presents with his mother with multiple complaints. A few weeks ago, he had a sore throat for several days that improved without specific therapy. Additionally, over the past several days he has experienced pain in his ankles and wrists and, more recently, his left knee. His mother also noted several bumps on both of his elbows, and he has also had some pain in his center of his chest. He thinks the pain is better when he leans forward. On physical examination, he is noted to be mildly febrile, and a pericardial friction rub is auscultated. Which of the following histopathologic findings is most likely associated with this patients condition? ...
Pericardial calcification usually occurs in patients with a history of pericarditis. Pathology Aetiology uraemia previous trauma or prior pericarditis later sequelae of rheumatic heart disease malignant pericardial involvement (e.g. medias...
Cardiac tamponade happens when the collection of fluid in pericardial space is more quickly than the expansion of the pericardial sac to incorporate the excess...
Authors present the first results of video-assisted pericardioscopy and pericardial biopsy in patients with agnogenic pericarditis. Indications for video-assisted pericardioscopy include pericardial effusion with an etiology which cannot be determined using non-invasive techniques, major pericardial effusion, signs of cardiac tamponade, and sustained exudation in pericardial cavity during conservative therapy ...
Figure 2: Echocardiogram did not show pericardial effusion.. Approximately 1.5 liters of nonmalignant, noninfectious inflammatory exudate was aspirated on thoracocentesis. However, the patient had multiple recurrences, with multiple thoracocenteses and similar outcomes. A pleural decortication surgery was planned. Prior to the surgery, he developed atrial fibrillation. Due to the pleuritic nature of pain and history of low-grade fever, late gadolinium-enhanced CMR imaging was ordered.. CMR Findings: Late gadolinium enhancement revealed marked enhancement of the pericardium with no enhancement of parietal or visceral pleura despite large pleural effusions (Figure 3-A), consistent with primary pericardial inflammation with secondary pleural effusions. Erythrocyte sedimentation rate was 100 mm/hr. The diagnosis of primary pericarditis with secondary reactive pleural effusion was made. Steroid therapy led to near-complete resolution of pericarditis (Figure 3-B) and pleural effusions (Figure 1-B) as ...
I have found I have had to fight for my symptoms to be taken seriously, the latest cardiologist admitted to me that because this condition is so rare they dont think to look for it, and dont think of heart failure for a diagnosis in young people!! They were actually shocked in the cath lab when they read the pressures and kept telling me some what disbelievingly how rare CP is, (so not what you want to hear while still on the table!!) It was only my symptoms getting worse and me persisting over the last 18mths that I now have some answers. I have been dealing with heart issues for half my life, since age fifteen and while my family and friends have been wonderful, you can feel very alone at times, despite getting on with life and putting on a smile. A forum like this is fantastic and im happy to share my experience with people who are all so brave and truly understand the highs and lows of the cardiac journey ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Cardiac pathology of systemic lupus erythematosus. AU - Jain, D.. AU - Halushka, Marc K. PY - 2009/7. Y1 - 2009/7. N2 - Systemic lupus erythematosus is a common chronic autoimmune disorder causing injury to many organ systems. Cardiac complications of lupus affect most parts of the heart. These include pericarditis, myocarditis, endocarditis and coronary artery disease. While many histopathological findings in lupus-related cardiac diseases are non-specific, there are a few important findings which pathologists should be aware of. This review provides pathological descriptions of these entities.. AB - Systemic lupus erythematosus is a common chronic autoimmune disorder causing injury to many organ systems. Cardiac complications of lupus affect most parts of the heart. These include pericarditis, myocarditis, endocarditis and coronary artery disease. While many histopathological findings in lupus-related cardiac diseases are non-specific, there are a few important findings which ...
... only occurs in full thickness infarction Prinzmetal's angina Acute pericarditis ST elevation in all leads is more ... ISBN 978-1-60547-140-2. [page needed] Tingle LE, Molina D, Calvert CW (November 2007). "Acute pericarditis". American Family ... ST elevation: is this an infarct? Pericarditis" (PDF). Singapore Medical Journal. 46 (11): 656-60. PMID 16228101. Victor F. ... common with acute pericarditis. Left ventricular aneurysm Blunt trauma to the chest resulting in a cardiac contusion ...
A three-component rub distinguishes a pericardial rub and indicates the presence of pericarditis. Also, a pleural rub can only ... A pericardial friction rub, also pericardial rub, is an audible medical sign used in the diagnosis of pericarditis. Upon ... Tingle LE, Molina D, Calvert CW (November 2007). "Acute pericarditis". Am Fam Physician. 76 (10): 1509-14. PMID 18052017. ...
... is also used in addition to other therapy in the treatment of pericarditis. Colchicine is used widely in the ... Alabed, S; Cabello, JB; Irving, GJ; Qintar, M; Burls, A (Aug 28, 2014). "Colchicine for pericarditis". The Cochrane Database of ... In addition to gout, colchicine is used to treat familial Mediterranean fever, pericarditis, and Behçet's disease. Colchicine ...
A similar pericarditis can be associated with any pericardiotomy or trauma to the pericardium or heart surgery. Dressler ... Dressler syndrome is a secondary form of pericarditis that occurs in the setting of injury to the heart or the pericardium (the ... The only time heparin could be used with pericarditis is with coexisting acute MI in order to prevent further thrombus ... The disease consists of a persistent low-grade fever, chest pain (usually pleuritic in nature), pericarditis (usually evidenced ...
Cardiac: constrictive pericarditis. One study found that pulsus paradoxus occurs in less than 20% of patients with constrictive ... This mechanism is also likely with pericarditis, where diastolic function is chastened. PP is quantified using a blood pressure ... Talreja, DR; Nishimura, RA; Oh, JK; Holmes, DR (Jan 22, 2008). "Constrictive pericarditis in the modern era: novel criteria for ... pericarditis. pericardial effusion, including cardiac tamponade cardiogenic shock Pulmonary: pulmonary embolism tension ...
This is called pericarditis. In Dressler's syndrome, this occurs several weeks after the initial event. A complication that may ...
no references?) Champion GD, Robertson MR, Robinson RG (1968). "Rheumatoid pleurisy and pericarditis". Ann Rheum Dis. 27 (6): ...
Barrett, A. M.; Cole, L. (1944). "A Case of Tuberculous Pericarditis". Heart. 6 (4): 185-90. doi:10.1136/hrt.6.4.185. PMC ...
"Melioidosis pericarditis mimicking tuberculous pericarditis". Clinical Infectious Diseases. 51 (5): e46-49. doi:10.1086/655699 ...
Paul D. White, for the treatment of constrictive pericarditis, and developed this treatment subsequently. In 1929 he and Oliver ... ISBN 978-1-85070-681-6. Churchill ED (October 1936). "PERICARDIAL RESECTION IN CHRONIC CONSTRICTIVE PERICARDITIS". Ann. Surg. ...
... in the establishment of pericardectomy for treatment of constrictive pericarditis. Historically this procedure was referred to ... First complete pericardectomy for constrictive pericarditis. Die theoretischen Grundlagen der Hyperaemiebehandlung; In: ...
Eur Heart, J. (2009). Colchicine for pericarditis: hype or hope? Oxford Journal. Vol 30. 532-539. Eur Heart, J. (2010) ... Complications include pericarditis, pericardial effusion, pericardial tamponade, pleuritis, and pulmonary infiltration. Of ... During medical doctor examination, a pericardial friction rub can be auscultated indicating pericarditis. Auscultation of the ... Colchicine has been used effectively to prevent pericarditis, and inflammation that follows surgery of the pericardium. ...
In 1911, Charles died of pericarditis. As Belle Israels, Belle's first effort at social reform was to clean up and license the ...
Pericarditis and myocarditis are seen, too. Pulmonary infection can be from inhalation or hematogenous sources, and can cause ...
Treatment of viral & idiopathic pericarditis is NSAIDs or aspirin. Constrictive pericarditis - Pericarditis that constricts the ... Pericarditis is commonly seen with Behçet's. Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA; formerly known as Churg- ... Dressler syndrome - A form of pericarditis that develops 2-3 weeks after myocardial infarction and is accompanied by fever, ... The list of causes is lengthy but includes pericarditis, rheumatic diseases (e.g., systemic lupus erythematosus), trauma, and ...
Pericarditis is a frequent cardiac manifestation. Chronic aortic regurgitation due to aortic root disease may also be seen. ...
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This in turn was aggravated by pericarditis. MacFarlane spent five weeks bed-ridden, cared for by his mother and family, and ...
Another victim developed pericarditis from an envenomation. Each spine has two longitudinal grooves which are filled with ... 1981). Pericarditis associated with scorpionfish (Scorpaena guttata) sting. Toxicon 19(4) 579-81. Mariscal, R., Ed. ...
He described pericarditis in a case of plague. A translation of Loimologia by Dr. John Quincy was published in 1720. "Hodges, ...
The differential diagnosis generally associated with Kussmaul sign is constrictive pericarditis, as well as with restrictive ... "Mechanism underlying Kussmaul's sign in chronic constrictive pericarditis". The American Journal of Cardiology. 64 (16): 1069- ... and typically show a prominent x descent and an absent y descent as opposed to patients with constrictive pericarditis ( ... Right heart failure Cardiac tumours Tricuspid stenosis Restrictive cardiomyopathy Pulmonary embolism Constrictive pericarditis ...
It should not be confused with constrictive pericarditis, a disease which presents similarly but is very different in treatment ... 2-dimensional and Doppler studies are necessary to distinguish RCM from constrictive pericarditis. Cardiac MRI and transvenous ... Hancock, EW (September 2001). "Differential diagnosis of restrictive cardiomyopathy and constrictive pericarditis". Heart ( ...
He is known for research on constrictive pericarditis. He was born at Greenhithe in Kent, the son of the naval surgeon Forbes ...
Pericarditis and/or myocarditis are typically caused by enteroviruses; symptoms consist of fever with dyspnea and chest pain. ... pericarditis (inflammation of the sac lining the heart); meningitis (inflammation of the membranes that line the brain and ... to pericarditis. Enteroviral infections have a great range in presentation and seriousness. Ironically, although the virus is ...
Peptostreptococci can cause fatal endocarditis, paravalvular abscess, and pericarditis. The most frequent source of bacteremia ...
Panserhjerte is also a Norwegian term for Constrictive pericarditis. The Leopard is the eighth novel featuring Nesbø's crime ...
Vasculitis may occur, causing edema and potentially disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). Myocarditis, pericarditis, ...
Vasculitis can occur, causing edema and potentially disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). Myocarditis, pericarditis, ...
He was diagnosed with pericarditis and missed the tournament. Nicklaus returned to Ohio State to finish his college career in ...
Common causes include cancer, kidney failure, chest trauma, and pericarditis. Other causes include connective tissue diseases, ... pericarditis, or cardiac surgery, and rarely occurs during retrograde aortic dissection, or while the person is taking ... pericarditis (inflammation of the pericardium), iatrogenic trauma (during an invasive procedure), and myocardial rupture. One ...
Ive had 7 pericarditis recurrences in the last year and a half. I was treated immediately with corticosteroids and NSAIDs, and ... Ive had 7 pericarditis recurrences in the last year and a half. I was treated immediately with corticosteroids and NSAIDs, and ... You are right that the pericarditis itself is not dangerous. What we worry about is the thickening of the lining of the heart ( ... Most studies suggest that eventually pericarditis resolves, although it may take a long period of time to do so. ...
I am a white female age 57 in general good health except I have GERD and Pericarditis. I was diagnosed with ideopathic ... I am a white female age 57 in general good health except I have GERD and Pericarditis. I was diagnosed with ideopathic ... pericarditis about five years ago.I was tested for everything and nothing else was present then and nothing new has appeared ...
... diagnosis and treatment for pericarditis - a condition involving inflammation of tissue surrounding the heart. ... Pericarditis. Pericarditis. The heart on the right shows a heart with pericarditis, in which the membrane (pericardium) that ... Complications of pericarditis may include:. * Constrictive pericarditis. Although uncommon, some people with pericarditis, ... Pericarditis is described as recurrent if it occurs about four to six weeks after an episode of acute pericarditis with a ...
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Diagnosing acute pericarditis is often a process of exclusion. A history of abrupt-onset chest pain, the presence of a ... Use of colchicine as an adjunct to conventional nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug therapy for acute viral pericarditis may ... Although highly specific for pericarditis, the pericardial friction rub is often absent or transient. Auscultation during end ... Outpatient management of select patients with acute pericarditis is an option. Complications may include pericardial effusion ...
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Information on pericarditis, inflammation of the membrane that lines the heart. The most common symptom is chest pain and ... Pericarditis describes the condition where the thin membrane lining the heart becomes inflamed. Most often, acute pericarditis ... Most often, pericarditis is self-limiting with medical care directed toward controlling the major symptom of pain. However, ... Pericarditis can be an uncommon side effect of some medications. Examples include some cancer chemotherapy medications, a few ...
Treatments for acute pericarditis. First line treatment for low-risk acute pericarditis should include non-steroidal anti- ... Refractory acute pericarditis with pericardial effusion. Patients with acute pericarditis initially managed as low-risk who ... Colchicine at doses of 0.2-0.5 mg twice daily for 3 months in acute pericarditis or 6 months for recurrent pericarditis. Dose ... A. Management of acute pericarditis.. Identifying the low risk acute pericarditis patient. The focus of the management of ...
ACUTE IDIOPATHIC PERICARDITIS(ACUTE IDIOPATHIC PERICARDITIS*). Ann Intern Med. 1953;39:1032-1044. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-39-5- ... ACUTE NONSPECIFIC PERICARDITIS COMPLICATED BY THE DEVELOPMENT OF A FIBROUS PERICARDIUM(ACUTE NONSPECIFIC PERICARDITIS ... Acute idiopathic pericarditis has been recognized with increasing frequency during recent years.1-4 Because this benign ... ACUTE NONSPECIFIC PERICARDITIS WITH CARDIAC TAMPONADE: A FATAL CASE ASSOCIATED WITH ANTICOAGULANT THERAPY(ACUTE NONSPECIFIC ...
Learn more about Pericarditis -- Adult at Grand Strand Medical Center DefinitionCausesRisk ... Pericarditis can also be an emergency situation. More severe pericarditis may need advance treatment and hospitalization to ... These forms of pericarditis may last longer or tend to recur. A treatment plan will be created to help decrease the risk of ... Pericarditis is irritation and swelling of the sac that surrounds the heart. The sac, called the pericardium, is made up of two ...
Pericarditis is inflammation of the pericardium, the thin sac (membrane) that surrounds the heart. The pericardium holds the ... Pericarditis. What is pericarditis?. Pericarditis is inflammation of the pericardium, the thin sac (membrane) that surrounds ... What causes pericarditis?. Usually, the cause of pericarditis is unknown, but may include any or all of the following: * ... How is pericarditis diagnosed?. If your health care provider suspects pericarditis, he or she will listen to your heart very ...
Pericarditis is the inflammation of the pericardium which is the protective layer of tissue surrounding the heart. It is ... What Causes Pericarditis?. Pericarditis is usually seen as a consequence of a viral infection but may be due to or related to ... What Are The Symptoms Of Pericarditis?. The most obvious symptom of pericarditis is to feel chest pain. This may pain be of ... Many sufferers of pericarditis suffer from breathing difficulties and a dry cough, especially when they lie down, or notice ...
Pericarditis. What is pericarditis?. Pericarditis is inflammation of the pericardium, the thin sac (membrane) that surrounds ... What causes pericarditis?. Usually, the cause of pericarditis is unknown, but may include any or all of the following:. *Heart ... What are the symptoms of pericarditis?. The following are the most common indicators of pericarditis. However, individuals may ... Treatment for pericarditis. Specific treatment will be determined by your health care provider based on:. *Your age, overall ...
Pericarditis - Cleveland Clinic Pericarditis - National Library of Medicine Pericarditis - National Heart Lung Blood Institute ... pericarditis is divided into "acute" and "chronic" forms. Acute pericarditis is more common than chronic pericarditis, and can ... steroids are used in acute pericarditis but are not favored because they increase the chance of recurrent pericarditis. in rare ... The following table organizes the clinical presentation of pericarditis: The classic sign of pericarditis is a friction rub ...
Acute pericarditis is a type of pericarditis (inflammation of the sac surrounding the heart, the pericardium) usually lasting ... There are several causes of acute pericarditis. In developed nations, the cause of most (80-90%) cases of acute pericarditis is ... Colchicine, which has been essential to treat recurrent pericarditis, has been supported for routine use in acute pericarditis ... Troponin levels increase in 35-50% of people with pericarditis. Electrocardiogram (ECG) changes in acute pericarditis mainly ...
... also called gold-paint pericarditis, is a complication of a chronic pericardial effusion exacerbated by cholesterol crystals. ... Cholesterol pericarditis, also called gold-paint pericarditis, is a complication of a chronic pericardial effusion exacerbated ... Risk of constrictive pericarditis after acute pericarditis. Circulation. 2011 Sep 13. 124 (11):1270-5. [Medline]. ... What is cholesterol pericarditis?. Updated: Apr 02, 2019 * Author: Sean Spangler, MD; Chief Editor: Terrence X OBrien, MD, MS ...
Pericarditis is a condition in which the sac-like covering around the heart (pericardium) becomes inflamed. ... The outcome is good if pericarditis is treated right away. Most people recover in 2 weeks to 3 months. However, pericarditis ... Pericarditis can range from mild illness that gets better on its own, to a life-threatening condition. Fluid buildup around the ... The cause of pericarditis is unknown or unproven in many cases. It mostly affects men ages 20 to 50 years. ...
Pericardial disorders include pericarditis, pericardial effusion, and cardiac tamponade. ... Pericarditis - after heart attack (Medical Encyclopedia) Also in Spanish * Pericarditis - constrictive (Medical Encyclopedia) ... Chronic Pericarditis (Merck & Co., Inc.) Also in Spanish * Dresslers Syndrome (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and ... Pericarditis - an inflammation of the sac. It can be from a virus or other infection, a heart attack, heart surgery, other ...
The inflammation or infection that occurs in the pericardium is called pericarditis. Inflammation of the pericardial layers ... Pericarditis Based on Causes. Constrictive pericarditis: When the pericarditis is associated with a thickening or scarring of ... Recurrent pericarditis: When a person has repeated episodes of pericarditis, it is termed recurrent pericarditis. This leads to ... Radiation Pericarditis: This type of pericarditis is caused due to recent mediastinal radiation at any time from weeks to ...
Postmortem examination revealed cardiomegaly with biventricular hypertrophy and acute fibrinous pericarditis. Contributed by Dr ...
This condition is called pericarditis, and the cause is often unclear. It will usually pass with no treatment, but it is best ... What is pericarditis?. Pericarditis is an inflammation of the pericardial sac. Pericarditis is an inflammation of the ... In general, pericarditis starts quickly and does not last long - this is known as acute pericarditis. If pericarditis lasts for ... Constrictive pericarditis: This is a rare byproduct of pericarditis. Constrictive pericarditis involves a permanent thickening ...
Phenylbutazone-induced pericarditis.. Br Med J 1965; 2 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.2.5465.795 (Published 02 October 1965) ...
Constrictive pericarditis (CP) (hardness of the pericardium tissue through scarring) and chronic effusive pericarditis (CEP) ( ... are the two major complications of chronic pericarditis. ... If pericarditis persists for more than three months, then it is ... If pericarditis persists for more than three months, then it is called chronic pericarditis. Constrictive pericarditis (CP) ( ... Recurrent Pericarditis The most problematic complication of acute pericarditis is recurrent or relapsing pericarditis. A ...
Children with pericarditis usually develop it due to a viral infection. ... Pericarditis is inflammation of the membrane around the heart. ... What causes pericarditis?. Most of the time, pericarditis ... What is pericarditis? The heart is covered by a thin, sac-like membrane called the pericardium. Pericarditis (pronounced pear-i ... Symptoms of Pericarditis. The main symptom of pericarditis is chest pain. Frequently, the pain is sharp. Often, it gets worse ...
In patients with rheumatic fever pericarditis, the antistreptolysin O titer is usually greater than 400. Rarely is a large ... Risk of constrictive pericarditis after acute pericarditis. Circulation. 2011 Sep 13. 124 (11):1270-5. [Medline]. ... encoded search term (How is rheumatic fever pericarditis diagnosed?) and How is rheumatic fever pericarditis diagnosed? What to ... How is rheumatic fever pericarditis diagnosed?. Updated: Apr 02, 2019 * Author: Sean Spangler, MD; Chief Editor: Terrence X ...
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Constrictive Pericarditis. Paul T. Vaitkus, Kyle A. Cooper, William P. Shuman, Nicholas J. Hardin ... D, Portions of pericardium removed at surgery from the second patient showing fibrous and organizing pericarditis up to 2 cm ... C, Chest CT scan in a second patient with constrictive pericarditis demonstrating marked pericardial thickening anterior to the ... E, Microscopic section from second patient showing dense collagen characteristic of constrictive pericarditis (trichrome stain ...
... diagnosis and treatment for pericarditis - a condition involving inflammation of tissue surrounding the heart. ... Treatment for pericarditis depends on the cause as well as the severity. Mild cases of pericarditis may get better on their own ... Acute episodes of pericarditis typically last a few weeks, but future episodes can occur. Some people with pericarditis have a ... Myocarditis and pericarditis. In: Mandell, Douglas, and Bennetts Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases. 8th ed. ...
The mechanism of effusive-constrictive pericarditis is thought to be visceral pericardial constriction. ... Effusive-constrictive pericarditis is a rare clinical syndrome characterized by concurrent pericardial effusion and pericardial ... Effusive-constrictive pericarditis is believed to evolve as part of a clinical continuum initiated by pericarditis or a ... encoded search term (Effusive-Constrictive Pericarditis) and Effusive-Constrictive Pericarditis What to Read Next on Medscape. ...
Information about pericarditis causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, by the Heart Institute at Cincinnati Childrens ... Pediatric Pericarditis Pericarditis is an inflammation or infection of the pericardium, the thin sac (membrane) that surrounds ... Specific treatment for pericarditis will be determined by your childs physician based on: *Your childs age, overall health, ... In children, pericarditis is most likely to occur following surgery to repair congenital (present at birth) heart defects or ...
An unusual case of chronic pericarditis with effusion, lasting at least four years, in an asymptomatic child, is presented. The ...
This article describes in detail the common features, management and complications of pericarditis in the general practice ... Pericarditis is an important diagnosis to consider, along with various other differential diagnoses, in a patient who presents ... Pericarditis is an important diagnosis to consider, along with various other differential diagnoses, in a patient who presents ... The most common aetiologies of pericarditis are idiopathic and viral, and the most common treatment for these are nonsteroidal ...
Colchicine in addition to conventional therapy for acute pericarditis: results of the COlchicine for acute PEricarditis (COPE) ... Acute Pericarditis. Sally A. Arif, PharmD, BCPS. Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice. Chicago College of Pharmacy, ... Acute pericarditis. N Engl J Med. 2004;351:2195-2202. 7. Zayas R, Anguita M, Torres F, et al. Incidence of specific etiology ... Update on acute pericarditis. Hosp Med. 1995;31:39-44. 9. Maisch B, Seferovic PM, Ristic AD, et al. Guidelines on the diagnosis ...
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Pericarditis is the inflammation of the pericardium, a thin, two-layered sac that surrounds your heart. Its usually acute, or ... Preventing pericarditis. You may not be able to prevent pericarditis, but you can minimize the risk of pericarditis recurrence ... Fast facts about pericarditis. *Anyone can get pericarditis.. *About 5 percent of people who go to the emergency room for chest ... Symptoms of pericarditis. Pericarditis can feel like a heart attack, with a sharp or stabbing pain in your chest that comes on ...
Pericarditis chemotherapy side effect, causes, symptom management and when to contact your healthcare provider during cancer ... Things You Can Do About Pericarditis:. *The goal of treating pericarditis is to identify and treat the cause of your symptoms. ... What Is Pericarditis?. Pericarditis is an inflammation (redness and swelling) of the thin, protective membrane that surrounds ... If pericarditis is due to a bacterial infection, you will most likely receive intravenous (IV) antibiotics in the hospital. Non ...
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  • Complications may include pericardial effusion with tamponade, recurrence, and chronic constrictive pericarditis. (aafp.org)
  • Further, the syndrome may lead to cardiac tamponade or constrictive pericarditis, or may be associated with underlying conditions (e.g., acquired immunodeficiency syndrome [AIDS], malignancy, MI, collagen vascular disease). (aafp.org)
  • Even less commonly, bacterial infections such as tuberculosis may cause pericarditis and often bacterial infections are associated with the development of constrictive pericarditis (see below). (emedicinehealth.com)
  • Chronic constrictive pericarditis occurs when scar-like tissue forms throughout the pericardium. (vidanthealth.com)
  • Constrictive pericarditis (CP) is defined as impedance to diastolic filling caused by a fibrotic pericardium. (readbyqxmd.com)
  • Pericarditis can lead to complications that include irregular heart rhythms , cardiac tamponade , and constrictive pericarditis. (utswmed.org)
  • Pericarditis is described as recurrent if it occurs about four to six weeks after an episode of acute pericarditis with a symptom-free interval in between. (mayoclinic.org)
  • A review of four prospective randomized studies found that patients with acute and recurring pericarditis taking colchicine has lower rates of recurrent disease and symptom persistence vs. non-colchicine patients. (empr.com)
  • Summary Colchicine has been used effectively as an antiinflammatory agent for gout and has shown promise as a treatment for acute and recurrent pericarditis. (empr.com)
  • Most patients with recurrent pericarditis have a history of allergy such as urticaria, asthma or hay fever. (epainassist.com)
  • These patients also have a higher incidence of developing a recurrent bout of pericarditis. (epainassist.com)
  • Recurrent pericarditis continues to be a vexing problem to physicians. (epainassist.com)
  • and high (20-30%) for bacterial aetiologies, especially with TB and purulent pericarditis.36 Approximately 15-30% of patients with idiopathic acute pericarditis who are not treated with colchicine will develop either recurrent or incessant disease, while colchicine may halve the recurrence rate. (learnem.org)
  • Recurrent Pericarditis: Symptom free 4-6 weeks before recurrence. (learnem.org)
  • Usefulness of high-dose intravenous human immunoglobulins treatment for refractory recurrent pericarditis. (units.it)
  • The management of refractory recurrent pericarditis is challenging. (units.it)
  • We retrospectively analyzed 9 patients (1994 to 2010) with refractory recurrent pericarditis, who received high-dose IvIg as a part of their medical treatment. (units.it)
  • In conclusion, although IvIg mode of action is still poorly understood in this setting, this treatment can be considered as an option in patients with recurrent pericarditis refractory to conventional medical treatment and, in our small series, has proved to be effective in 8 of 9 cases. (units.it)
  • HAMILTON, Bermuda , July 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kiniksa Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. (Nasdaq: KNSA) ("Kiniksa"), a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, acquiring, developing and commercializing therapeutic medicines for patients with significant unmet medical need, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Orphan Drug designation for rilonacept for the treatment of pericarditis, which includes recurrent pericarditis. (kiniksa.com)
  • We look forward to submitting an sBLA in recurrent pericarditis to the FDA later this year and are actively preparing for commercialization. (kiniksa.com)
  • Kiniksa recently reported positive data from RHAPSODY, a pivotal Phase 3 trial of rilonacept in recurrent pericarditis. (kiniksa.com)
  • RHAPSODY met its prespecified primary and all major secondary efficacy endpoints, showing that rilonacept improved clinically-meaningful outcomes associated with the unmet medical need in recurrent pericarditis. (kiniksa.com)
  • Kiniksa licensed rilonacept from Regeneron in 2017 for evaluation in diseases believed to be mediated by both IL-1α and IL-1β, including recurrent pericarditis. (kiniksa.com)
  • The FDA granted Breakthrough Therapy designation to rilonacept for recurrent pericarditis in 2019. (kiniksa.com)
  • Based on the Phase 3 RHAPSODY data, the Biologic License Application (BLA) for CAPS will transfer to Kiniksa, and the company plans to submit a supplemental Biologic License Application (sBLA) in recurrent pericarditis to the FDA later this year. (kiniksa.com)
  • Upon receipt of FDA approval for rilonacept in recurrent pericarditis, Kiniksa would assume the sales and distribution of rilonacept for the approved indications in the United States and would evenly split profits on sales with Regeneron. (kiniksa.com)
  • Recurrent pericarditis is a painful and debilitating autoinflammatory cardiovascular disease that typically presents with chest pain and is often associated with changes in electrical conduction and sometimes buildup of fluid around the heart, called pericardial effusion. (kiniksa.com)
  • Patients with pericarditis are deemed recurrent if they have an additional episode after a symptom-free period of 4-6 weeks and chronic if symptoms from any one episode last longer than three months. (kiniksa.com)
  • Recurrent pericarditis symptoms impair qualify of life, limit physical activities, and lead to frequent emergency department visits and hospitalizations. (kiniksa.com)
  • There are currently no FDA-approved treatments for recurrent pericarditis. (kiniksa.com)
  • RHAPSODY is the global, randomized withdrawal design, pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial of rilonacept in recurrent pericarditis. (kiniksa.com)
  • for presenting the case of a middle-aged man with recurrent pericarditis! (wordpress.com)
  • Treatment of recurrent pericarditis is similar to treatment of the initial episode, with 1st line being NSAIDs + colchicine . (wordpress.com)
  • 1 The clinical syndrome of pericarditis results from inflammation of the pericardium, a fibrous sac that envelops the heart and the base of the great vessels. (aafp.org)
  • Pericarditis is inflammation of the pericardium, the thin sac (membrane) that surrounds the heart. (vidanthealth.com)
  • Pericardiocentesis should be reserved to treat cardiac tamponade and suspected purulent pericarditis. (aafp.org)
  • This complication of pericarditis is called cardiac tamponade and is a serious emergency. (vidanthealth.com)
  • Most patients with acute pericarditis (generally those with presumed viral or idiopathic pericarditis) have a good long-term prognosis.Cardiac tamponade rarely occurs in patients with acute idiopathic pericarditis, and is more common in patients with a specific underlying aetiology such as malignancy, TB or purulent pericarditis. (learnem.org)
  • ZSFG MORNING REPORT PEARLS 10/19/16: Pericarditis and Cardiac Procedures! (wordpress.com)
  • The heart on the right shows a heart with pericarditis, in which the membrane (pericardium) that surrounds the heart is swollen and infected. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Pericarditis is swelling and irritation of the pericardium, the thin saclike membrane surrounding your heart. (mayoclinic.org)
  • The sharp chest pain associated with pericarditis occurs when the irritated layers of the pericardium rub against each other. (mayoclinic.org)
  • A common sign of pericarditis is a pericardial rub -- the sound of the pericardium rubbing against the outer layer of your heart. (vidanthealth.com)
  • Pericarditis is a condition in which the sac-like covering around the heart (pericardium) becomes inflamed. (symptoms.in)
  • The causes of pericarditis are varied, including viral infections of the pericardium, idiopathic causes, uremic pericarditis, bacterial infections of the precordium (for i.e. (symptoms.in)
  • The specialized heart doctors at UT Southwestern Medical Center expertly diagnose and treat people with pericarditis, an inflammation of the two layers of the pericardium, the sac-like membrane around the heart. (utswmed.org)
  • Early diagnosis and treatment may help to reduce the risk of long-term complications from pericarditis. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Some people that develop pericarditis can have complications such as fluid accumulation around the heart (pericardial effusion) or heart compression (pericardial constriction) that may require emergency or surgical interventions. (emedicinehealth.com)
  • More severe pericarditis may need advance treatment and hospitalization to manage complications. (grandstrandmed.com)
  • What are the complications of pericarditis? (vidanthealth.com)
  • Cardiomyopathy, Myocarditis, Pericarditis, and Endocarditis is a topic covered in the Johns Hopkins HIV Guide . (hopkinsguides.com)
  • Johns Hopkins Guide , www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_HIV_Guide/545029/4/Cardiomyopathy_Myocarditis_Pericarditis_and_Endocarditis. (hopkinsguides.com)
  • 2 Pericarditis may present as an indolent process with no significant pain, as seen in patients with tuberculosis, or it may be heralded by the sudden onset of severe substernal chest pain in acute idiopathic or viral pericarditis. (aafp.org)
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis), post-infarct pericarditis (pericarditis due to heart attack), or Dressler's pericarditis. (symptoms.in)
  • What Causes the Recurrence of pericarditis? (epainassist.com)
  • Recurrence of acute pericarditis is a serious complication. (epainassist.com)
  • In cases where the original cause of acute pericarditis was some kind of infection than re-infection will often result in recurrence of this condition. (epainassist.com)
  • In 2 patients, we performed a second cycle of IvIg after a recurrence of pericarditis, with subsequent complete remission. (units.it)
  • Need help in choosing the right uremic pericarditis hospital? (credihealth.com)
  • Pericarditis often causes chest pain and sometimes other symptoms. (mayoclinic.org)
  • If you have acute pericarditis, the most common symptom is sharp, stabbing chest pain behind the breastbone or in the left side of your chest. (mayoclinic.org)
  • However, some people with acute pericarditis describe their chest pain as dull, achy or pressure-like instead, and of varying intensity. (mayoclinic.org)
  • The most common symptom of chronic pericarditis is chest pain. (mayoclinic.org)
  • For example, although the cause of acute chest pain may be pericarditis, the original cause could have been a heart attack or a blood clot of the lungs (pulmonary embolus). (mayoclinic.org)
  • In pericarditis, the sac becomes inflamed and the resulting friction from the inflamed sac leads to chest pain. (mayoclinic.org)
  • A history of abrupt-onset chest pain, the presence of a pericardial friction rub, and changes on electrocardiography suggest acute pericarditis, as do PR-segment depression and upwardly concave ST-segment elevation. (aafp.org)
  • Acute pericarditis is a common disease that must be considered in the differential diagnosis of chest pain in adults. (aafp.org)
  • Although the incidence of acute pericarditis is unknown, up to 5 percent of visits to emergency departments for nonacute myocardial infarction (MI) chest pain may be related to pericarditis. (aafp.org)
  • Chest pain is the most common pericarditis symptom that causes a patient to seek medical care. (emedicinehealth.com)
  • A common symptom of pericarditis is a sharp, stabbing chest pain. (grandstrandmed.com)
  • Infective endocarditis on mitral annular calcification complicated with purulent pericarditis: A case report. (alliedacademies.org)
  • Case presentation: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) IE complicated with purulent pericarditis and ventricular septal abscess was diagnosed in an 81-year-old woman with no significant past medical history. (alliedacademies.org)
  • This report describes a rare case of IE on MAC due to MRSA, complicated with purulent pericarditis caused by extracardiac invasion. (alliedacademies.org)
  • However, few cases of IE on an MAC complicated with purulent pericarditis have been reported, and the surgical strategy in such cases remains unclear. (alliedacademies.org)
  • Purulent pericarditis has become rare since the advent of antibiotics. (readbyqxmd.com)
  • Infections with bacteria can lead to bacterial pericarditis (also called purulent pericarditis). (symptoms.in)
  • Some types of pericarditis are caused by chronic inflammatory diseases, like systemic lupus erythematosus or rheumatoid arthritis. (grandstrandmed.com)
  • In this article, we analyzed retrospectively our clinical experience with IvIg therapy in a series of clinical cases of pericarditis refractory to conventional treatment. (units.it)
  • It's a rare disease that can develop over time in people with pericarditis. (vidanthealth.com)
  • Although acute pericarditis is most often associated with viral infection, it may also be caused by many diseases, drugs, invasive cardiothoracic procedures, and chest trauma. (aafp.org)
  • Although viral infection is the most common identifiable cause of acute pericarditis, the condition may be associated with many diseases. (aafp.org)
  • 4 Nonviral causes of pericarditis include bacterial infection, MI, chest trauma, and neoplasm. (aafp.org)
  • Blood testing can be used to look for specific causes of pericarditis like infection, leukemia, kidney failure, connective tissue diseases or thyroid abnormalities. (symptoms.in)
  • Use of colchicine as an adjunct to conventional nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug therapy for acute viral pericarditis may hasten symptom resolution and reduce recurrences. (aafp.org)
  • Colchicine should be considered as an adjunct to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug therapy in patients with acute viral or idiopathic pericarditis. (aafp.org)
  • A new study has found that colchicine therapy can be considered a safe and effective option for primary and secondary prevention of pericarditis. (empr.com)
  • A separate meta-analysis of five additional studies also showed a reduced risk of pericarditis with colchicine use, adding to the cumulative evidence of its safety and efficacy in treating pericarditis. (empr.com)
  • Purpose: A review of published data on the safety and efficacy of colchicine therapy for primary and secondary prevention of pericarditis is presented. (empr.com)
  • For acute pericarditis, NSAID x 1-2 weeks + colchicine x 3 months . (wordpress.com)
  • In addition, a delayed form of pericarditis may occur weeks after a heart attack or heart surgery. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Many of the symptoms of pericarditis are similar to those of other heart and lung conditions. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Pericarditis can also develop shortly after a major heart attack, due to the irritation of the underlying damaged heart muscle. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Pericarditis is fluid around the heart and i had never heard of it before my son passed away i feel there's just not enough knowledge of the disease and we need to bring this to others attention and make sure children and teens are tested for this because no child should be shrugged off and let down by health care facilities. (change.org)
  • Pericarditis describes the condition where the thin membrane lining the heart becomes inflamed. (emedicinehealth.com)
  • Pericarditis describes an inflammation of the membrane lining of the heart. (emedicinehealth.com)
  • Dressler's syndrome describes delayed pericarditis after heart attack or heart surgery. (emedicinehealth.com)
  • Pericarditis is irritation and swelling of the sac that surrounds the heart. (grandstrandmed.com)
  • If your health care provider suspects pericarditis, he or she will listen to your heart very carefully. (vidanthealth.com)
  • Pericarditis is a human heart disorder in which the lining of the heart becomes inflamed. (epainassist.com)
  • Inflammation of these tissue layers surrounding the heart is referred to as pericarditis. (symptoms.in)
  • UT Southwestern's specialized heart doctors offer the most advanced tools and technologies to expertly diagnose and treat pericarditis. (utswmed.org)
  • Apart from the predisposition to allergy, the pericarditis is also more frequently seen in the patients who are suffering from other autoimmune disorders such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and rheumatoid arthritis . (epainassist.com)
  • The cardiologist looks for the presence of fluid in the pericardial sac, although in many mild cases of acute pericarditis, there is no pericardial fluid seen with echocardiography. (symptoms.in)
  • UT Southwestern cardiologists might perform several tests to diagnose pericarditis. (utswmed.org)
  • Outpatient management of select patients with acute pericarditis is an option. (aafp.org)
  • Corticosteroid therapy alone should be avoided in patients with acute or idiopathic pericarditis. (aafp.org)
  • In vast majority of the patients with acute pericarditis, symptoms return within a few weeks of discontinuing treatment. (epainassist.com)
  • 1% of patients with acute idiopathic pericarditis, and is also more common in patients with a specific aetiology. (learnem.org)
  • Eligible patients presented at screening with at least a third pericarditis episode, defined as at least 1 day with pericarditis pain of ≥ 4 on the 11-point Numerical Rating Scale (NRS) and a C-reactive protein (CRP) value ≥ 1 mg/dL within the 7-day period prior to first study drug administration. (kiniksa.com)
  • What is the most common cause of acute pericarditis in developed countries? (radiopaedia.org)
  • The findings on the CT PA are consistent with acute pericarditis. (radiopaedia.org)
  • Pericarditis is usually a complication of viral infections, most commonly echovirus or coxsackie virus. (symptoms.in)
  • The goal of treatment for pericarditis is to determine and eliminate the cause of the disease. (vidanthealth.com)