Overview. Pericarditis can be attributed to several factors, including viral, bacterial, fungal and other infections. Other possible causes of pericarditis include heart attack or heart surgery, other medical conditions, injuries and medications.
What causes pericarditis flare ups?
There are many causes of pericarditis:
Viral pericarditis is caused by a complication of a viral infection, most often a gastrointestinal virus. Bacterial pericarditis is caused by a bacterial infection, including tuberculosis. Fungal pericarditis is caused by a fungal infection.
How do you pronounce vasoconstrictor?
What does vasoconstriction mean?
Vasoconstriction is the narrowing (constriction) of blood vessels by small muscles in their walls.
Can arteries Vasoconstrict?
Arteries and arterioles (small arteries) have muscular walls. They’re the main blood vessels involved in vasoconstriction. Veins can also narrow.
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