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New Medications May Stop Your Recurrent Pericarditis

Tags: heart, heart and vascular institute, heart health, heart medication, medications, pericarditis

Pericarditis disables otherwise healthy young adults after injury or infection. New drugs offer hope when repeat bouts of the inflammatory disease resist traditional treatment.

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“Out of This World” Findings from 2014 Cardiology Expo

Tags: ACC, celiac disease, cholesterol, heart attack, PCSK9 inhibitors, pericarditis

Cardiovascular specialists from across the country attended the American College of Cardiology's 63rd Annual Scientific Session and Expo in Washington D.C. They shared news about heart health -- earthly, and beyond.

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Old Gout Drug Could Help Your Heart, Hurt Your Wallet

Tags: gout, heart and vascular institute, pericarditis, prescription drug

A decades-old medication for treating gout takes on new life in preventing recurrent pericarditis, (inflammation of the sac that surrounds the heart). With its new name comes a hefty price increase, however. Cardiologists heard an update on the drug colchicine at a recent cardiology expo. Here's what they learned.

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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.


Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA): Not Just a Joint Disease

Tags: Episcleritis, Felty’s syndrome, inflammatory autoimmune disease, joint pain, pericarditis, rheumatoid arthritis, Rheumatoid nodules, Rheumatoid Vasculitis, Sicca syndrome, Sjögren’s syndrome

Rheumatoid Arthritis is an ongoing inflammatory autoimmune disease that primarily affects the small joints.


Pericarditis and Pericardial Condition Web Chat today

Tags: cleveland clinic, pericardial, pericarditis, web chat

Many people have a condition called pericarditis - or may have other conditions such as infections, cysts, or effusions affecting the pericardium.

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From Pericarditis to Completing a Half Marathon

Tags: cleveland clinic, heart and vascular institute, patient story, pericardial, pericarditis

We asked patient Justin Mohler if he would allow us to post this letter of thanks he wrote to Allan Klein, MD.

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When Should You Have Surgery for Pericarditis?

Tags: heart surgery, pericardial, pericarditis, web chat

Read the transcript from our web chat about pericardial disease hosted by Cleveland Clinic physicians.

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Questions about Pericarditis?

Tags: pericarditis, web chat

Take advantage of this rare opportunity to chat live about pericarditis and other conditions affecting the pericardium.