Last updated: 24 Nov 2021  |  4820 Views  | 



The pericardium layer is the layer that covers and organizes the position of the heart in the thoracic cavity. which this disease is caused by inflammation of this membrane in which the membrane becomes scarred and thicker limiting the heart muscle and other complications such as cardiac tamponade, which decreases blood supply to the body because water surrounds the heart in the pericardium layer, causing it to not expand fully, affecting blood pressure and the amount of blood that leaves the heart. If untreated, life-threatening, it can be found in men and women between 20-50 years old. It takes 2 weeks to 3 months to heal if detected and treated early.

Caused by viral and other infections such as myocardial ischemia, cancer, radiation and other infections such as tuberculosis, fungi, parasites, drugs.


There was a sharp pain in the middle of his chest as if something had stabbed and ruptured his shoulders and neck. Some people have severe pain. It gets worse when changing posture or taking deep breaths. Pain improves when sitting leaning forward. Constrictive pericarditis can cause severe swelling. Edema of the legs and abdomen and short rapid breathing. Cardiac thrombosis is reduced from heart failure. such as breathing problems Swelling of tissues in the legs, feet, abdomen, enlarged neck veins

History taking, physical examination, preliminary ECG will show inflammation. Chest x-rays will reveal the shape of the heart, enlarged due to the surrounding water. Doctors order a CT MRI if complications are found. and a blood test for infection

Focusing on the causes of inflammation and reducing pain Give aspirin or ibuprofen to relieve pain and steroids for severe symptoms Surgery may be done to drain the pressure in the heart and puncture the surrounding drainage.

Things to do
Medication should be taken as prescribed by the doctor.

Tell your doctor if your chest pain gets worse. Pain when breathing or changing posture

don't do
Do not exert yourself until the symptoms pass.


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