Regional and seasonal variations in the US emergency department visits for acute pericarditis.
The pericardium is an avascular fibro-elastic enclosure surrounding the heart, composed of two layers divided by a potential cavity; the pericardial space. Inflammation of this space is termed acute pericarditis (AP), the etiology of which is believed to be multifactorial with the most common cause worldwide being idiopathic . Seasonality of AP is often attributed to increased incidences of viral infection, but regional variations in AP have not been examined. We conducted this study to assess regional and seasonal trends of AP.
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Patel, B., Shah, M., Sheikh, T., & Dusaj, R. (2018). Regional and seasonal variations in the US emergency department visits for acute pericarditis. The American Journal Of Emergency Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajem.2018.10.005
Cardiology | Internal Medicine
Department of Medicine, Department of Medicine Faculty, Cardiology Division