When you’re treated for pericarditis at Providence, your cardiac care team provides expert treatment to improve your health, lower your risk of future complications and get you feeling better. We work with you to create a personalized care plan that includes everything from diagnosis and monitoring to the post-care support you need to feel your best. The result is compassionate, whole-person care for your body, mind and spirit.
Why Choose Us for Pericarditis Care?
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More About Pericarditis
Pericarditis is inflammation of the pericardium, which is a membrane or sac surrounding the heart. This inflammation causes chest pain and a high temperature. It can be caused by a viral infection or a heart attack.
Testing and Diagnostics
Your heart care team uses many different methods to find out which therapies work best for you. They look at your symptoms, other medical conditions and overall health. They also use the most advanced diagnostics to evaluate your condition. Depending on your case, this may include one or more of the following:
- Blood test
- Chest X-ray
- CT imaging
- Electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG)
- Transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE)
Personalized Treatment for Pericarditis
We know that no two patients are the same. This is why your care team works with you to design an individualized treatment plan based specifically on your needs. Every treatment plan includes lifestyle changes to support your recovery and long-term heart health.
Depending on your specific diagnosis, your personal care plan may include one or more of the following therapies:
- Prescription medications
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Meet the Team
At Providence, you'll have access to a vast network of dedicated and compassionate providers who offer personalized care by focusing on treatment, prevention and health education.