Pericarditis

La pericarditis es un trastorno causado por inflamación del pericardio, el saco que recubre al corazón. Esta condición puede ser causada por infecciones bacterianas, micóticas o virales. También puede ser el resultado de una lesión o trauma en el pecho, esófago o corazón. Se presenta dolor como resultado del roce del pericardio con el corazón.Pericarditis

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Last reviewed 6/4/2012 by Michael A. Chen, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington Medical School, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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