Recurrent Pericarditis for Professionals


Illustration showing difference between normal pericardium and pericarditisPericarditis is inflammation of the fibroelastic pericardial sac. Acute pericarditis has been observed in ≈0.1% of hospitalized patients and 5% of patients admitted to the emergency department with a diagnosis of noncardiac chest pain.

Recurrent pericarditis is a common complication after an initial episode of acute pericarditis, characterized by the recurrence of chest pain and signs of cardiovascular inflammation. Recurrent pericarditis presents major short-term and long-term challenges for clinicians and patients alike. For many individuals, the first acute episode of pericarditis is just the beginning, with up to 30% of these patients experiencing a first recurrence within 18 months. Data suggests there are approximately 40,000 recurrent pericarditis patients in the United States (US) seeking and receiving medical treatment. The impact of recurrent pericarditis often extends beyond cardiac effects, with general uncertainty of each recurrence triggering anxiety, depression, and disruption in overall quality of life.

Webinars

Acute Pericarditis: Recognition, Initial Management, and Preventing Recurrence

Female healthcare worker wearing a mask, scrubs and a stethoscope smiles into the camera. Behind her are other medical team members wearing masks.This webinar will review the initial diagnosis and clinical evaluation of pericarditis. It will also address risk stratification and outline therapeutic approaches to initial management and preventing recurrence, and the related practical pharmacology. At the end of the webinar, viewers will be able to define acute pericarditis, outline clinical evaluation and risk stratification, and describe therapeutic approaches. CE credits available.

When: Tuesday, Jan 25, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. CST

Moderator: Tevfik F Ismail, MB BS, PhD, FRCP, FACC, FAHA

Panelists: Massimo Imazio, MD, FESC, FHFA; Heather Blume, APRN; Gayle Campbell, MPharm, PgDipGPP

Podcasts

Complications of Acute Pericarditis

Presenters: Christine L. Jellis, MD PhD FACC FASE; Tim Simpson, MD, Pharm D, and Sadeer Al-Kindi, MD, FACC.

Summary: Learn more in this podcast on the causes, complications and treatments of acute pericarditis and explore how to prevent an initial episode of acute pericarditis from evolving into recurrent pericarditis.

 

Podcast transcript: Complications of Acute Pericarditis (PDF)

Christine L. Jellis, MD, PhD, FACC, FASE
Christine L. Jellis, MD, PhD, FACC, FASE
Vice Chair, Heart Vascular & Thoracic Institute
Co-Director Pericardial Center 
Staff Cardiologist - Cardiovascular Imaging, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
Associate Professor of Medicine - CCLCM, Case Western Reserve University 
Tim Simpson, MD, PharmD | Oregon  Health and Science University
Tim Simpson, MD, PharmD
Senior Cardiology Fellow 
Oregon Health & Science University
Sadeer Al-Kindi, MD, FACC
Sadeer Al-Kindi, MD, FACC
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Radiology
Wolfe Family Scholar 
Co-Director, Center for Integrated and Novel Approaches in Vascular-Metabolic Disease (CINEMA)
Director, Cardiovascular Phenomics Core 
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine 

What is Acute Pericarditis: Signs and Signals

Presenters: S. Allen Luis, MD, PhD, FRACP, FACC, FASE; James Lloyd, MD; Janet A. Kloos, RN, PhD, APRN-CCNS, CCRN

Summary: Pericarditis is inflammation of the fibroelastic pericardial sac. Acute pericarditis has been observed in ≈0.1% of hospitalized patients and 5% of patients admitted to the emergency department with a diagnosis of noncardiac chest pain. In this podcast, learn the clinical features of Acute Pericarditis.

Podcast Transcript - What is Acute Pericarditis: Signs and Signals (PDF)

S. Allen Luis

S. Allen Luis, MD, PhD, FRACP, FACC, FASE
Associate Dean – Student and Faculty Affairs, Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences
Medical Director, Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences Echocardiography Program
Medical Director, Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences Advanced Cardiovascular Sonography Program
Co-Director, Pericardial Diseases Clinic
Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine

James Lloyd, MD
Fellow in the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN

Janet A. Kloos

Janet A. Kloos, RN, PhD, APRN-CCNS, CCRN
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Cardiology
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center