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Comprehensive Information, Resources, and Support on Pericarditis

Pericarditis can be diagnosed through ECG. It is a painless and non-invasive test with quick results. You will be asked to lay flat on a table and chest raised a little. The patient is asked to relax for a few minutes during an ECG procedure so that the electrodes can be placed properly to give reliable results.

Malignant pericardial effusion is a serious manifestation in advanced cancers like lung cancer, breast cancer, melanoma, and hematological melagnancies such as leukemia, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and Hodgkin’s lymphoma. It is characterized by cancers which cause extra fluid or blood to collect inside the pericardium.

Our heart is surrounded by a sac which is filled with a small amount of fluid. The fluid around the heart keeps on moving as it is continually produced and drained. This makes the level of the liquid to stay constant. Sometimes, the drainage system gets disturbed due to some problems or diseases.

What makes pericarditis worse?

Pericarditis makes the sac covering your heart inflamed and swollen followed by severe pain in the chest. There are many factors that can contribute to worsening of the condition if not controlled at the right time. Stress is one of them. Stress can affect any organ system.