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ALLMedicine™ Acute Pericarditis Center

Research & Reviews  150 results

COVID-19 presenting as acute pericarditis.
BMJ Case Reports; Ghosh S, Panda P et. al.

Jan 23rd, 2022 - COVID 19, caused by SARS-CoV-2, is a highly infectious disease, mainly affects the respiratory system. In this article, we have presented a case of COVID-19, who presented solely with pericarditis without myocarditis, without any respiratory sympt...

Management of Lung Cancer-Associated Malignant Pericardial Effusion with Intrapericardi...
Current Oncology (Toronto, Ont.); Imai H, Kaira K et. al.

Jan 21st, 2022 - It has been reported that 5.1-7.0% of acute pericarditis are carcinomatous pericarditis. Malignant pericardial effusion (MPE) can progress to cardiac tamponade, which is a life-threatening condition. The effectiveness and feasibility of intraperic...

Incidence, clinical presentation, management, and outcome of acute pericarditis and myo...
European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care; Prepoudis A, Koechlin L et. al.

Dec 2nd, 2021 - Little is known about the epidemiology, clinical presentation, management, and outcome of acute pericarditis and myopericarditis. The final diagnoses of acute pericarditis, myopericarditis, and non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEM...

Incidence of carditis and predictors of pacemaker implantation in patients hospitalized...
PloS One; Uzomah UA, Rozen G et. al.

Nov 4th, 2021 - Lyme carditis, defined as direct infection of cardiac tissue by Borrelia bacteria, affects up to 10% of patients with Lyme disease. The most frequently reported clinical manifestation of Lyme carditis is cardiac conduction system disease. The goal...

A case series of acute pericarditis following COVID-19 vaccination in the context of re...
Vaccine Lazaros G, Anastassopoulou C et. al.

Oct 13th, 2021 - COVID-19 vaccines were efficacious and safe in clinical trials. We report nine events of acute pericarditis (AP) in eight patients following COVID-19 vaccination with BNT162b2 (6/9), AZD1222 (2/9) and mRNA-1273 (1/9). All patients were referred fo...

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Clinicaltrials.gov  4 results

Treatment of Acute Pericarditis With Anakinra

Feb 23rd, 2021 - Acute pericarditis is a clinical syndrome characterized by a profound inflammation of the membrane tissue that surrounds, supports and protects the heart. Acute pericarditis can be caused by a variety of infectious and non-infectious agents, but i...

Management of Pericarditis in Children.

Aug 17th, 2017 - Pericarditis usually present with chest pain and dyspnea. Effusion can present with no symptoms, dull ache in left chest and abdominal pain Cardiac tamponade is recognized by the excessive fall of systolic blood pressure Diagnostic workup A) Chest...

ST Elevation in Acute Chest Pain; Could Measurement of Lipoprotein-associated Phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) be Helpful to the Clinician?

Dec 15th, 2015 - Too many times young patients presenting with acute chest pain are referred to invasive angiography or treated with anticoagulation therapy a measure of detrimental effect in those inflicted with acute pericarditis. A simple blood test (the PLAC t...

Benign Acute Pericarditis: Brief Versus Longer Treatment Using Aspirin

Dec 21st, 2011 - Treatment of pericarditis largely remains empirical due to the relative lack of randomized controlled trials. Nevertheless, some recommendations have been formulated to guide management and follow-up of acute pericarditis. Aspirin or an NSAID at m...

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News  23 results

A 60-Year-Old Man With Diabetes and Hypertension

Sep 19th, 2017 - Pericardial effusions are common sequelae of acute pericarditis. The presence of systemic arterial hypotension, tachycardia, elevated jugular venous pressure, and/or pulsus paradoxus (a decrease in systolic arterial pressure of more than 10 mm Hg ...

Fast Five Quiz: Can You Recognize Subtle and Surprising Signs of Heart Conditions?

Jul 11th, 2017 - Cardiovascular symptoms in pericardial effusion can include the following: Chest pain, pressure, discomfort: Characteristically, pericardial pain may be relieved by sitting up and leaning forward and is intensified by lying supine. Light-headednes...

Shortness of breath: Looking beyond the usual suspects
Christopher Taggart, MD

Jul 26th, 2016 - PRACTICE RECOMMENDATIONS › Consider diagnoses other than asthma, COPD, heart failure, and pneumonia in patients with persistent or progressive dyspnea. C › Avoid steroids in patients with acute pericarditis because research shows that they increas.

Lupus Pericarditis Yields to Gout Drug

Jul 24th, 2015 - Action Points The study suggests that colchicine is a steroid-sparing, effective agent for the treatment for pericarditis in patients with lupus. Note that three patients experienced mild gastrointestinal side effects but this did not require stop...

When does pericarditis merit a workup for autoimmune or inflammatory disease?
M. Chadi Alraies, MD, FACP, M. Motaz Baibars, MD, FACP et. al.

May 1st, 2015 - Pericarditis is in most cases a one-time disease simply treated with anti-inflammatory drugs. It requires no extensive workup for systemic inflammatory or autoimmune disease.

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Patient Education  3 results see all →