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Myopericarditis

Myopericarditis

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MYOPERICARDITIS

Bernardo D. Morantte Jr M.D.
Dept. of Medicine
College of Medicine
Pamantasan Ng Lungsod Ng Maynila

Pericardium

\u2022It is the sac like protective covering of the heart
which consist of the visceral and parietal
components

\u2022It is a collagen like material just like the pleura
and the lining of the joints. Hence in collagen
vascular diseases the pericardium is frequently
affected.

\u2022Normally there is a negligible amount of fluid in
the pericardial sac.
Congenital Absence of the
Pericardium

\u2022Absence of part of the pericardium usually
involves the left half but it can also affect the
right half.

\u2022It results in the herniation of the heart to the left
hemi-thorax.
\u2022Herniation of the left atrium with strangulation is
a fatal complication.
Symptoms
\u2022Atypical chest pains
\u2022Palpitations

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