Pericardial Effusion, What Is It And What Are The Symptoms?

Pericardial effusion is a condition in which too much fluid builds up in the pericardial space surrounding the heart. The heart is surrounded by a double-layered membrane called the pericardial membrane. This creates a pericardial sac around the heart containing pericardial fluid. This fluid  acts as a lubricant to reduce friction when the heart beats. […]

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The 4 Stages Of A Pericarditis ECG: What To Expect….

To diagnose the symptoms of pericarditis, an ECG can be helpful. Inflammation of the pericardium can produce a characteristic type of chest pain. It is located behind the sternum and is pleuritic in nature. Pericarditis pain worsens on lying down flat and is relieved by sitting up. This may be associated with a fast heart […]

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