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  • Posted By: samybamy
  • July 7, 2008
  • 05:38 AM

Anyone knows how pleurisy can be caused by weakness of the heart muscle? I couldn't link the two problems. Thanks!

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  • If it may interest anyone, I believe it's a proximity issue here.A weak heart, usually the case after a heart attack, leads to Pericarditis (inflammation of the membranes enveloping the heart). Pericarditis produces a scratchy rhythmic sound that can sometimes be heard through a stethoscope 2 to 3 days after a heart attack. Later developing pericarditis is usually called (post-myocardial infarction) syndrome. This syndrome causes fever, pericardial effusion (extra fluid in the space between the two layers of the pericardium), pleurisy (inflammation of the pleura, which are the membranes covering the lungs), pleural effusion (extra fluid in the space between the two layers of the pleura), and joint pain.
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