\hˌa͡ɪdɹə͡ʊpɹɪkˈɑːdi͡əm], \hˌaɪdɹəʊpɹɪkˈɑːdiəm], \h_ˌaɪ_d_ɹ_əʊ_p_ɹ_ɪ_k_ˈɑː_d_iə_m]\
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By William R. Warner
This is not a common disease. Palpitations; irregular or intermitting pulse; excessive dyspnoea, amounting often to orthopnoea, and dulness over a large space on percussion, will cause the pericardium to be suspected. The treatment is that of dropsies in general. It is, usually, however, of the active kind.
By Robley Dunglison
By Alexander Duane
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- A clinical syndrome characterized by development of CHEST PAIN at rest concomitant transient ST segment elevation in the electrocardiogram, but with preserved exercise capacity.