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.
Stay informed about heart, vascular and thoracic topics in this continuation of The Beating Edge blog from our Heart & Vascular Institute, which is ranked No. 1 in heart care in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Don Dershem was born into a family with a lengthy history of the sudden death at young ages. His own father died at the age of 36, leaving this 7 yr old trying to understand what it all meant.