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dc.contributor.authorRahman, Atifur
dc.contributor.authorSaraswat, Avadhesh
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-10T04:54:04Z
dc.date.available2020-03-10T04:54:04Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn0300-8495
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/392272
dc.description.abstractBackground: Pericarditis is an important diagnosis to consider, along with various other differential diagnoses, in a patient who presents with chest pain. Objective: This article describes in detail the common features, management and complications of pericarditis in the general practice setting. Discussion: Characteristic clinical findings in pericarditis include pleuritic chest pain and pericardial friction rub on auscultation of the left lower sternal border. Electrocardiography may reveal diffuse PR-segment depressions and diffuse ST-segment elevations with upward concavity. The most common aetiologies of pericarditis are idiopathic and viral, and the most common treatment for these are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and colchicine. The complications of pericarditis include pericardial effusion, tamponade and myopericarditis. The presence of effusion, constriction or tamponade can be confirmed on echocardiography. Tamponade is potentially life-threatening and is diagnosed by the clinical findings of decreased blood pressure, elevated jugular venous pressure, muffled heart sounds on auscultation and pulsus paradoxus. Case: AP is a male, aged 20 years, who presents to your practice with chest pains that commenced the preceding night, now exceeding 12 hours in duration.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherRoyal Australian College of General Practitioners
dc.publisher.urihttps://www.racgp.org.au/afp/2017/november/pericarditis/
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom810
dc.relation.ispartofpageto814
dc.relation.ispartofissue11
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Family Physician
dc.relation.ispartofvolume46
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode3202
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technology
dc.subject.keywordsLife Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.subject.keywordsPrimary Health Care
dc.subject.keywordsMedicine, General & Internal
dc.subject.keywordsGeneral & Internal Medicine
dc.titlePericarditis
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC3 - Articles (Letter/ Note)
dcterms.bibliographicCitationRahman, A; Saraswat, A, Pericarditis, Australian Family Physician, 2017, 46 (11), pp. 810-814
dc.date.updated2020-03-10T04:51:12Z
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gro.rights.copyright© 2017 Australian Family Physician. Reproduced with permission. Permission to reproduce must be sought from the publisher, The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
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gro.griffith.authorRahman, Atifur


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