Webchat Transcripts - Questions and Answers with a Physician
Pericarditis is an inflammation of the pericardium.Most cases of pericarditis occur in men ages 20 to 50, but it also can occur in women. It usually develops suddenly and may last up to several months. Sometimes excess fluid develops in the space between the pericardial layers and causes a buildup of excess fluid around the heart. If left untreated, it can be life-threatening.
Read transcripts of prior webchats on this topic:
- Pericardial Diseases, Including Pericarditis (Dr. Allan Klein 01/23/17)
- Pericarditis and Pericardial Conditions (Drs. Klein and Johnston 08/14/15)
- Pericardial Disease – Medical and Surgical Treatment Options (Drs. Klein and Johnston 1/16/15)
- Understanding Pericarditis - Inflammation of the Heart Sac (Dr. Klein 8/14/14)
- Understanding Pericarditis (Drs. Klein and Johnston 1/13/14)
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- Pericarditis and Pericardial Conditions, on YouTube (Drs. Klein and Johnston 05/19/16)
- Image Guided Treatment of Pericarditis (Allan Klein, MD 12/02/13)
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