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ACUTE PERICARDITIS

an acute inflamation of the _____ membranes
pericardial
ACUTE PERICARDITIS

The onset is ______, often initially confused with ____ ____.
a. sudden

b. Myocardial Infarction
ACUTE PERICARDITIS

_____ ____ that worsens with respiration.
chest pain
ACUTE PERICARDITIS

Often has a ___ (low or high) grade fever
Low
ACUTE PERICARDITIS

Are there ECG changes associated with this?
yes
ACUTE PERICARDITIS

It is usually ___ - limiting, so just relieve symptoms.
It is usually self-limiting, so just relieve symptoms.
PERICARDIAL EFFUSION

it is the accumulation of _____ in the pericardial cavity
fluid
PERICARDIAL EFFUSION

May cause tamponade. Which is...
Pressure compression of the heart
OR
Sufficient pressure that causes cardiac compression due to fluid.
PERICARDIAL EFFUSION

4 "symptoms" like muffled ___ sounds,___ pulse, ...
1. distant muffled heart sounds. 2. Poor pulse,
3. dyspnea on exertion.
4. dull chest pain
PERICARDIAL EFFUSION

Secondary to ppl with the following conditions (4)....
1. uremia
2. undergoing radiation therapy
3. certain drugs (procainamide, minoxidil)
4. underwent heart wall surgery
PERICARDIAL EFFUSION

Treatment? name 2
1. Aspirate(suction) excess fluid

2. surgery-- if trauma or aneuryism
CONSTRICTIVE PERICARDITIS

______ scarring with occasional ______ of pericardium.
1. fibrous

2. calcification