In this article, we will be sharing Mnemonics for “Causes of Pericarditis”.
What is Pericarditis?
Pericarditis is inflammation of the pericardium, two thin layers of a sac-like tissue that surrounds the heart hold it in place and helps it work. A small amount of fluid keeps the layers separate so that there’s no friction between them
Mnemonics For “Causes of Pericarditis”.
A mnemonic “CARDIAC RIND” is used to Remember Factor Causing Pericarditis.
C for Collagen Vascular Disease.
A for Aortic Dissection.
R for Radiation.
D for Drugs. (i.e Hydralazine)
I for Infections.
- Viral – Adenovirus, Herpes Simplex Virus, Cytomegalovirus.
- Bacterial – Tuberculosis, other Bacteria.
A for Acute renal failure.
C for Cardiac (MI).
R for Rheumatic fever.
I for Injury / Idiopathic.
N for Neoplasms.
D for Dressler’s syndrome.
- Dressler syndrome is a secondary form of pericarditis that occurs in the setting of injury to the heart or the pericardium (the outer lining of the heart). It consists of fever, pleuritic pain, pericarditis and/or a pericardial effusion.
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