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Pericarditis complications
Pericarditis

Complications could include:

  • Constrictive pericarditis is chronic inflammation of the pericardium, which is a sac-like membrane that surrounds the heart.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Cardiac tamponade is a very serious condition in which your heart can't pump enough blood to your body due to fluid buildup around your heart.
    Source:HLCMS
  • An abnormal heart rhythm is when your heart beats too fast, slow, or irregularly. This is also called an arrhythmia. Within the heart is a complex system of valves, nodes, and chambers that control how and when the blood is pumped.
    Source:HLCMS
  • An arrhythmia occurs when electrical impulses, which direct and regulate heartbeats, don't function properly. Heart arrhythmias are common and usually harmless.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Read more about doctors who treat arrhythmias.
    Source:HLCMS
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