Pericarditis complications

Complications could include:

  • Constrictive pericarditis is chronic (long-term) inflammation of the pericardium. The pericardium is the sac-like membrane that surrounds the heart. Inflammation to this part of the heart causes scarring, thickening, and muscle tightening (contrac...
  • Cardiac tamponade is a serious medical condition in which fluids fill the space between the sac around the heart and the heart muscle, creating pressure. Symptoms include anxiety, short breath, fainting, and more.
  • An arrhythmia occurs when electrical impulses, which direct and regulate heartbeats, don't function properly. Heart arrhythmias are common and usually harmless.
  • An abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia) is a change in the heart's beating pattern. There are many different types with different causes and effects. Possible symptoms are feeling faint, chest pain, and sweating.
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