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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 9/10/2006 5:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Folks;
I've recently been diagnosed with constrictive pericarditis and am due to have a pericardiectomy (pending another Echo and Cardiac MRI) here in the UK within the next 3 months at the Heart Hospital in London. I have to be honest, from reading previous posts my symptoms seem a lot less than others. I do get SOB with any exercise etc. and have quite a lot of fluid retention particularly in my legs and ankles. It would be interesting to hear from others as to what to expect from the op. I would especially like to hear from anyone with a UK perspective on the treatment etc. I've been told I'm going to a world class hospital with some of the most experienced staff in the world.

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Date Joined Oct 2005
Total Posts : 4031
   Posted 9/10/2006 10:42 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Al, Welcome to healing well forum, we are happy to have you.  I am sorry about your diagnosis.  There are many who post here that have Pericarditis and have much more experience with this than I.  There is a thread on this forum that is dedicated solely to this topic so I will copy your post over to that thread for you.  It is titled Pericarditis & Pericardiectomy Pt 6.  I am going to copy the link below so you can get to it easily.  I hope you can get some sound suggestions there.  Please do feel free to continue to visit us here at HW everyone is so very supportive.  Take care


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