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Best hospitals and doctors for pericarditis treatment abroad

The selection of doctors and clinics is carried out on the basis of annual qualification reports. The main selection criterion is the number of operations or procedures performed. It takes into account experience, reputation in the medical society, the availability of quality certificates and high specialization in a certain field.

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Cardiac rehabilitation
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St. Vincentius Hospital Karlsruhe-Academic Hospital of the University of Freiburg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Karlsruhe

Department of Cardiology, Angiology and Intensive Care Medicine

The St. Vincentius Clinic is the largest multidisciplinary medical institution and academiс hospital of the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg. Treatment and diagnosis of patients is conducted by doctors with a scientific degree. They are introducing the latest progressive techniques. The clinic has at its disposal the latest
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German Heart Center Berlin

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Cardiology

The German Heart Center Berlin is a modern highly specialized medical facility for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases in patients of all age groups, as well as heart and lung transplantation. The center was founded in 1986 and today has gained the status of one of the most reputable in the area of its specialization n
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Hospital Sachsenhausen - Academic Hospital of the University of Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Cardiology, Gastroenterology and Sleep Medicine

The Hospital Sachsenhausen - Academic Hospital of the University of Frankfurt am Main was founded in 1985 by the world-famous professor Dr. Carl von Noorden and Dr. Edouard Lampe. At that time it was Germany's first medical institution specializing in the treatment of diabetes. The hospital offers services in the field
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Medipol Mega University Hospital Istanbul

8/10
location_onTurkey, Istanbul

Department of Cardiology

Medipol Mega University Hospital in Istanbul is the largest, leading hospital in Turkey with a broad range of medical services. Thanks to the highly qualified medical staff, the state-of-the-art medical technology and a special well-being ambience, the Hospital enjoys an excellent reputation in both national and international ar
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University Hospital Ulm

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of Cardiology, Angiology and Internal Intensive Care

The University Hospital Ulm started its activities 35 years ago and during this time it has become one of the most prestigious medical institutions in Europe. The hospital is famous for its numerous discoveries and the world-class achievements in medicine and pharmaceuticals. The medical facility has 29 specialized departments a
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Primus Super Speciality Hospital New Delhi

9/10
location_onIndia, New Delhi

Department of Cardiology

The Primus Super Speciality Hospital New Delhi is a modern medical facility, which is distinguished by extremely high quality and standards of medical service. The hospital is located in the heart of New Delhi, in the capital of India. During its design and construction, the most advanced medical technologies from around the wor
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Rambam Health Care Campus Haifa

9.8/10
location_onIsrael, Haifa

Department of Cardiology

Rambam Health Care Campus is the largest and the most advanced hospital in Northern Israel. Founded in 1938, the medical center has a long history and a rich experience in providing comprehensive medical services in all medical specialties. Ramdam serves over 2 million residents of the country, as well as the Israel Defense Forc
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Klinik im Park Zurich

8.9/10
location_onSwitzerland, Zurich

Department of Cardiovascular Diseases

Every year, Zurich attracts thousands of foreigners with its best Swiss clinics. One of them is Klinik Im Park that has been providing a constantly high level of medical services, professional care and friendly atmosphere for 25 years. Why exactly do patients choose Swiss clinics? The reason is that our specialists will do their
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University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Cardiology, Angiology and Pulmonology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Heidelberg ranks among the top five hospitals in Germany! The hospital is one of the most advanced and reputable medical institutions not only in Germany, but throughout Europe. There are more than 43 specialized departments and 13 medical institutes, which cover all field
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Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Cardiology and Angiology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the Charite University Hospital Berlin occupies the first place in the rating of the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the largest and leading university medical complexes in Europe. The hospital in Germany provides modern diagnostics and treatment of patients, a
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University Hospital RWTH Aachen

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Aachen

Department of Cardiology, Pulmonology and Angiology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital RWTH Aachen ranks among the top German hospitals! As a maximum care university medical facility, the hospital guarantees patients first-class medical services combined with a respectful and human attitude. The hospital integrates all the modern options for the
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University Hospital Jena

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Jena

Department of Cardiology, Angiology, Pulmonology and Intensive Care

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Jena regularly ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital has positioned itself as a multidisciplinary medical facility with a long history of more than 200 years. Since its foundation, the hospital has been constantly developing and modernizin
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University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Erlangen

Department of Cardiology and Angiology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Erlangen ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the leading medical facilities in Bavaria and offers the highest level of medical care, which is characterized by the close intertwining of clinical activities with research and training of medi
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University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Cardiology, Endocrinology, Nephrology and Pulmonology

According to the Focus magazine in 2019, the University Hospital Würzburg ranks among the top national German hospitals! The hospital is one of the oldest medical facilities in Germany. The centuries-old traditions of first-class treatment are combined with the very latest achievements of modern evidence-based medicine and
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University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Cardiology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich is regularly ranked among the best medical institutions in Germany! The hospital is the largest multidisciplinary medical facility, as well as a leading research and training center in Germany and Europe. The hospital is proud of i
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University Hospital Duesseldorf

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Duesseldorf

Department of Cardiology, Pulmonology and Angiology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Duesseldorf ranks among the top Germany hospitals! The hospital is an excellent example of a combination of high-quality health care, research and teaching activities. With more than 50,000 inpatients and about 300,000 outpatients every year, the hospital is
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About the disease

Pericarditis is the condition, when the pericardium becomes inflamed. The pericardium is a sac-like tissue, which surrounds the heart. Pericardium is responsible for keeping the heart in place and also for helping it work. As pericardium consists of two thin layers, which create the sac-like tissue, there is a very small amount of fluid surround them. This fluid prevents friction between layers.

During pericarditis pericardium becomes inflamed. Its most common manifestation is the chest pain. This pain can appear if the friction between two layers of the pericardium occurs and thus results in pericardium rubbing against the heart. Nevertheless, chest pain, no matter numb or acute, is a medical emergency. As symptoms of pericarditis are similar to heart attack, especially in the intensity of a chest pain, a person must call emergency upon noticing any alike symptoms. Pericarditis is also dangerous and can lead to other heart problems, that's why timely diagnosis is so important.

There are several factors which can cause pericarditis. The most common cause of pericarditis is an infection. Both viral and bacterial infection can lead to development of pericarditis. Even fungal infection can lead to pericarditis. Pericarditis can develop as a result of previous heart attack or surgery on the heart. That's why people with previous heart conditions need to be checked by the cardiologist regularly to avoid complications.

Symptoms

  • Chest pain, acute or numb
  • Pain may spread to left or right side of the chest, in some cases even to shoulders
  • Stabbing sensation in the chest
  • Pressure in the chest
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Swelling of legs in chronic cases of pericarditis

Diagnosis

  • During a general examination, a doctor will ask about a medical history of a patient to determine if he/she had any heart problems in the past. He will also inquire if a person has contracted any infections lately. A doctor will then listen to a person's heart to determine if the heartbeat is strong and normal.
  • An X-ray of the chest and ECG are used to examine the heart and pericardium and rule out other factors which could be causing chest pain.
  • Echocardiography is used to see the image of the heart and determine if the pericardium looks normal. Usually, in cases of pericarditis there is an excessive amount of fluid in the pericardium. A heart can be enlarged as well.

Treatment

If pericarditis is mild, this disease can subside on its own and a person recovers without any treatment. In other cases, such as acute or chronic pericarditis, a person needs to undergo intense treatment to avoid complications.

  • Conservative treatment uses anti-inflammatory drugs to alleviate the pain. If pericarditis was caused by a bacterial infection, antibiotics can be prescribed. If pericarditis was caused by viral infection, antiviral drugs can be prescribed.
  • Pericardial drainage is a surgery used to remove the excess fluid from the pericardium and to prevent inflammation in future. This surgery is performed using a catheter which removes the fluid and relieves the pressure, thus eliminating chest pain.



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