Pericarditis disables otherwise healthy young adults after injury or infection. New drugs offer hope when repeat bouts of the inflammatory disease resist traditional treatment.
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.
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.
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 is an ongoing inflammatory autoimmune disease that primarily affects the small joints.
Many people have a condition called pericarditis - or may have other conditions such as infections, cysts, or effusions affecting the pericardium.
We asked patient Justin Mohler if he would allow us to post this letter of thanks he wrote to Allan Klein, MD.
Read the transcript from our web chat about pericardial disease hosted by Cleveland Clinic physicians.