The pericardium, or the lining of the heart, can be affected by a number of pathologies, most commonly pericarditis (literally “inflammation of the pericardium”). The inflammation may be secondary to a number of causes, ranging from viral (most common) to autoimmune (less common). Pericardial diseases may also include pericardial effusions, constrictive pericarditis, and cardiac tamponade. The pericardial disorders can present on a spectrum of clinical severity, ranging from mild chest pain to heart failure and death. Uncommon pericardial diseases also exist, and will likely not be encountered in clinical practice, as they are generally asymptomatic and rare. These include pericardial cysts or congenitally absent pericardium. In general, pericardial disease is not common, but it is important to be aware of, as misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis can result in significant morbidity and mortality.
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