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Some thoughts about uremic pericarditis by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 13 Aug 2010 11:23am Pericardium is a  fine  biological sensor. It   makes   noise when the kidney is in distress . We call   this as uremic pericardial  rub .  This is not a universal phenomenon in renal failure. Occurs in about 10% of renal failure . Mechanism Chemical pericarditis . Uremic middle molecules ? Dialysis related pericarditis ... Read on »
Pericarditis can be localised and so do the ST elevation by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 25 Dec 2009 8:05am The commonest cause of ST elevation is  STEMI . The non infarct causes of ST elevation include Pericarditis Early repolarisation syndrome Hyperkalemia Brugada syndrome CNS injury What is the mechanism of ST eelvation in pericarditis ? The mechanism of ST elevation in STEMI  is  injury current coming tow ... Read on »
An unusual form of constrictive pericarditis : Annular constriction by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 22 Apr 2010 7:24am Constrictive pericarditis(CP)  has been a fascinating disease   for the cardiologists  for many decades .  (Of course , not  so fascinating for  our  patients!) The reason why clinicians were thrilled to diagnose this entity is due to the unique clinical and echocardiographic and hemodynamic features. Further , it is  one of the few  curable fo ... Read on »
Pericarditis Information by Jan Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 4:55pm Pericarditis is an inflammation of the pericardium (the fibrous sac surrounding the heart). Pericarditis often causes chest pain and sometimes other symptoms. Pericarditis may be acute or chronic. The sharp chest pain associated with acute pericarditis occurs when the pericardium rubs against the heart's outer layer. Pericarditis can be ca ... Read on »
Pericarditis Information by Jan Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 4:57pm Pericarditis is an inflammation of the pericardium (the fibrous sac surrounding the heart). Pericarditis often causes chest pain and sometimes other symptoms. Pericarditis may be acute or chronic. The sharp chest pain associated with acute pericarditis occurs when the pericardium rubs against the heart's outer layer. Pericarditis can be cause ... Read on »
Inferolateral ST elevation might be pericarditis, but not with Reciprocal ST depression in aVL by Stephen Smith Posted Sun 04 Jul 2010 1:16pm This 47 yo male with 2 risk factors had onset of substernal CP while watching TV and smoking a cigarette. It felt "sharp" as if "my lungs are being ripped off," and it hurt to move and take a deep breath. The following ECG was recorded There is minimal (less than 1.0 mm) of ST elevation in II, III, and aVF, and also ST elevation of les ... Read on »
Pericarditis - Causes and Treatments by Jan Posted Sat 11 Sep 2010 12:00am Pericarditis is a swelling and irritation of the pericardium, which is a thin sac-like membrane surrounding the heart. Pericarditis may be acute or chronic. Common symptoms of this condition include a sharp stabbing chest pain which intensifies on lying down; breathlessness while reclining; low grade fever; an overall sense of weakness, fatigu ... Read on »
Uremic Pericarditis by Matt S. Posted Wed 04 Jun 2008 12:00am We are all familiar with "uremic pericarditis" as one of the standard indications for initiating dialysis, and the number of physical exams with a negative cardiac rub I have documented this year is truly impressive. Which is why, earlier in the year, I was quite surprised when I auscultated a pericarditis rub a few months on a patient who ... Read on »
How to miss pericarditis in coronary care unit : Be casual by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 18 Mar 2011 1:49pm For  a police officer who visit a crime site   every one looks as  a culprit. For a cardiologist  sitting in coronary  care unit  all chest pain  will have to look like  an infarct  !  Then only he is a cardiologist ! A rare but costly mistake occasionally  happens . When a  patient with severe chest pain localized to retro sternum  with ST ... Read on »
How can Troponin get elevated in Pericarditis ? by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Sat 19 Mar 2011 12:20pm Heart has three layers Epicardium Myocardium Endocardium Epicardium is same as visceral pericardium . If pericardial inflammation dissusely occurs ,  it is bound to injure  the epicardium and subepicardium . Does  the  troponins  located deep inside the  myocardium  ? No .It  can  even be present just few microns b ... Read on »