Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
124 Doctors are Online

My son had a heart attack, please suggest

He had a heart catch done and it didn't show any blockage. Now he has pericarditis . I thought you only had a heart attack if there was a blockage. His Heart catch was normal no blockage. I just want to know if the heart attack was caused by the fluid and inflammation around his heart.
Asked On : Tue, 15 Dec 2009
Answers:  1 Views:  272
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
  User's Response
Pericarditis is distinct from a heart attack. A heart attack is a blockage, pericarditis is cardiac arrest caused by excessive percardial fluid. A catheterization looks at the blood vessels, not the pericardial sac.
Answered: Tue, 15 Dec 2009
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor