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What is the treatment for constrictive pericarditis?

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Treatment of constrictive pericarditis may include:

  • Medicines to treat pain or inflammation
  • Diuretics (water pills) to treat heart failure symptoms
  • Drugs o treat any abnormal heart rhythms, such as atrial fibrillation
  • Pericardiectomy (the surgical removal of the stiff pericardium from the heart)

From: Heart Disease and Pericarditis WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

MedicineNet.com: "Pericarditis."

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Pericarditis."

Bertog, S. 2004. Journal of the American College of Cardiology,

The Merck Manual Home Health Handbook: "Pericardial Disease."

 

Reviewed by James Beckerman on June 01, 2018

SOURCES:

MedicineNet.com: "Pericarditis."

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Pericarditis."

Bertog, S. 2004. Journal of the American College of Cardiology,

The Merck Manual Home Health Handbook: "Pericardial Disease."

 

Reviewed by James Beckerman on June 01, 2018

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