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glossary:pericarditis [2007/08/18 21:33]
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glossary:pericarditis [2012/10/16 14:40] (current)
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 +[[Inflammation]] of the lining around the heart (the pericardium) causing chest pain and accumulation of fluid around the heart ([[pericardial effusion]]). ​
 +Types: ​
 +**adhesive pericarditis** ​ a condition due to the presence of dense fibrous [[tissue]] between the parietal and visceral layers of the pericardium.
 +**constrictive pericarditis** ​ a chronic form in which a fibrotic, thickened, adherent pericardium restricts diastolic filling and cardiac output, usually resulting from a series of events beginning with fibrin deposition on the pericardial surface followed by fibrotic thickening and scarring and obliteration of the pericardial space.
 +**fibrinous pericarditis**,​ fibrous pericarditis that characterized by a fibrinous exudate, sometimes accompanied by a serous effusion; usually manifested as a pericardial friction rub.
 +**pericarditis obliĀ“terans** , obliterating pericarditis adhesive pericarditis that leads to obliteration of the pericardial cavity.
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