Definition of Pericarditis:

Fibrinous inflammation of the external surface of the heart and its surrounding membrane without the accumulation of fluid.

Also: Pericarditis Sicca

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...the condition
“...Also, some people develop an inflammation of the heart lining, a condition that is called "pericarditis".  If a person experiences either pericarditis or joint pain, there are medications that can be prescribed to reduce inflammation...”

Hypoalbuminemia (A low albumin level)

...relationship to Coronary Disease / Heart Attack
“Hypoalbuminemia can be caused by certain heart conditions such as congestive heart failure or pericarditis that lead to low albumin levels in the blood.”
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Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

...the condition
“...Other organ systems may become involved (i.e. pericarditis or, much less commonly, hepatitis, pulmonary interstitial fibrosis or central nervous system involvement)...”

Lupus, SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus)

...the condition
“...The 11 criteria used for the diagnosis of lupus ... Serositis – Pleuritis or pericarditis (inflammation of the lining of the lung or heart)...”


...the condition
“...Involvement of the arteries of the heart may cause a heart attack (acute myocardial infarction), heart failure and inflammation of the sack around the heart (pericarditis).  Treatment is mandatory for long-term survival...”
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...the condition
Pericarditis is a condition in which the fluid-filled sac surrounding the heart – the pericardium – swells...”


...our question about Irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia)
“Symptoms of sarcoidosis can include development of abnormal or missed beats, inflammation of the covering of the heart (pericarditis) or even heart failure.”

Shortness Of Breath

...the condition
“...Causes of acute shortness of breath include ... Pericarditis (swelling of the membrane around the heart)...”

Subphrenic Abscess

...the condition
“...Complications include ... pericarditis...”
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