Title

Regional and seasonal variations in the US emergency department visits for acute pericarditis.

Publication/Presentation Date

10-13-2018

Abstract

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 [1]. 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.

ISSN

1532-8171

Disciplines

Cardiology | Internal Medicine

PubMedID

30340989

Department(s)

Department of Medicine, Department of Medicine Faculty, Cardiology Division

Document Type

Article

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