Pericarditis refers to the inflammation of the pericardial layers, resulting from a variety of stimuli triggering a stereotyped immune response, and characterized by chest pain associated often with peculiar electrocardiographic changes and, at times, accompanied by pericardial effusion. Acute pericarditis is generally self-limited and not life-threatening; yet, it may cause significant short-term disability, be complicated by either a large pericardial effusion or tamponade, and carry a significant risk of recurrence. The mainstay of treatment of pericarditis is represented by anti-inflammatory drugs. Anti-inflammatory treatments vary, however, in both effectiveness and side-effect profile. The objective of this review is to summarize the up-to-date management of acute and recurrent pericarditis.

Management of Acute and Recurrent Pericarditis : JACC State-of-the-Art Review / J.G. Chiabrando, A. Bonaventura, A. Vecchie, G.F. Wohlford, A.G. Mauro, J.H. Jordan, J.D. Grizzard, F. Montecucco, D.H. Berrocal, A. Brucato, M. Imazio, A. Abbate. - In: JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY. - ISSN 0735-1097. - 75:1(2020 Jan), pp. 76-92.

Management of Acute and Recurrent Pericarditis : JACC State-of-the-Art Review

A. Brucato;
2020

Abstract

Pericarditis refers to the inflammation of the pericardial layers, resulting from a variety of stimuli triggering a stereotyped immune response, and characterized by chest pain associated often with peculiar electrocardiographic changes and, at times, accompanied by pericardial effusion. Acute pericarditis is generally self-limited and not life-threatening; yet, it may cause significant short-term disability, be complicated by either a large pericardial effusion or tamponade, and carry a significant risk of recurrence. The mainstay of treatment of pericarditis is represented by anti-inflammatory drugs. Anti-inflammatory treatments vary, however, in both effectiveness and side-effect profile. The objective of this review is to summarize the up-to-date management of acute and recurrent pericarditis.
acute pericarditis; cardiac tamponade; constrictive pericarditis; recurrent pericarditis; treatment
Settore MED/09 - Medicina Interna
gen-2020
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