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Massive Chest Pain May Not Be Heart Attack

Tags: pericardial disease, pericarditis, radiation

Massive chest pain that feels like a heart attack might be something else: acute pericarditis, a potentially life-threatening inflammation of the sac around the heart. It's not a heart attack, but can feel like one.


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Radiation Can Cause Heart Issues—Years Later (Video)

Tags: Bruce Lytle MD, cancer and heart, cardiac issues, cardio-oncologist, Cardiomyopathy, heart and vascular institute, heart videos, pericardial disease, radiation therapy, valvular heart disease, video

Receiving radiation to the chest to treat cancer may increase the risk of developing heart issues later in life. Cardiac surgeon Bruce Lytle, MD, explains what to look out for and how a specialist called a cardio-oncologist can help.


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Pericardial Disease: New Imaging Map Speeds Care

Tags: pericardial disease

Pericardial disease is a disease of the sac that surrounds your heart. It can be a serious condition, and making the right diagnosis is part of the challenge of treating it correctly.