Acute pericarditis

What is Acute pericarditis?

Acute pericarditis is a type of pericarditis (an inflammation of the sac surrounding the heart, the pericardium) usually lasting < 6 weeks. It is by far the most common condition affecting the pericardium.

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Hi I have acute pericarditis 4 3 months now , caused by viral infection and rheumatoid arthritis , treatment included steroids and anti...

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Thanks for your concerns. As long as you don't have evidence of tamponade physiology (too much fluid in the pericardium causing low...

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Hi im suffering from acute pericarditis and after 3 weeks the pain still remains . Im currently taking solpadeine 3 times a day and 1 lansoprazole...

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Hello Stephen!

Thank you for asking on HCM!

I understand you concern and would like to explain to you that, if diagnosis of acute pericarditis is...

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HI. I was prescribed metoprolol after an Afib the other night. I was told the Afib was normal after pericarditis (3 weeks ago). They have me on...

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Dear Ma'm
Thanks for writing to us.

1. Metoprolol does not cure Atrial fibrillation (AF) it is just given to control heart rate response to AF. it...

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