BCTC Cardiac Definitions

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  1. This is an infection of the heart valves or inner lining of the heart.
  2. This is the inflammation and irritation of the outer surface of the heart.
  3. This is an inflammation of the heart muscle.
  4. This is an inflammatory disease that can develop as a complication of poorly treated strep throat.
    Rheumatic fever
  5. This is fluid in the pericardial cavity.
    Pericardial effusion
  6. This is the accumulation of excess fluid around the heart.
    Pericardial effusion
  7. This is a condition that causes inflammation in the walls of small- and medium sized arteries throughout the body, including the coronary arteries.
    Kawasaki Disease
  8. This is when there is a large amount of blood or other fluid inside the pericardial sac around the heart that interferes with the performance of the heart.
    Cardiac Tamponade
  9. This is the heart muscle.
  10. This is the heart's inner lining.
  11. This is inflammation of the pericardium following heart surgery or a heart attack.
    Dressler's syndrome
  12. This is inflammation of the pericardium due to an unknown cause.
    Idiopathic pericarditis
  13. Waste products in the blood due to kidney failure.
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BCTC Cardiac Definitions
BCTC Cardiac Defintions
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