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The cardiovascular diseases

THE ACUTE PERICARDITIS

- Definition
- The Symptoms
- How to make the diagnosis?
- Diagnosis of assess gravity
- The Causes
- Evolution
- Treatment
- Conclusion

DEFINITION

The heart is constituted of three tissues, which are from in- to outside the pericardium, the myocardium and the endocardium.

The “peri” cardium means a tissue localized around the heart, enveloping the heart. This tissue looks like an envelope or a bag in which the heart is located.

A pericarditis is defined as an inflammation of the pericardium, generally responsible for the occurrence of a liquid in the pericardium.

It is a relatively frequent illness that can be serious. Very often, the difficulty for the physician is to be able to know its cause.

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File last reviewed on dec 18, 2011

 
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