Given my history of pericarditis, I'm wondering whether: (1) the thickening has occurred gradually over the years due to recurrent episodes of inflammation; and (2) whether the thickening is due to episodes of myocarditis. Can you offer any advice on how this might be determined?
After I had my chest opened I experienced similar pain. I believe it was insult to a rib (injury or movement). I took NSAIDs (because of their anti-inflammatory effect) for relief. I did not get relief from Tylenol (it's not an anti-inflammatory). If you're on a blood thinner, you should check with your doctor before you take aspirin, which is also a blood thinner. You should be alright taking Advil/Ibuprofen. I've also gotten relief by visiting a licensed massage therapist when the pain is bad.View Thread
My angiogram after a recent MI indicated no significant coronary artery disease, but, "Evidence of a significant gradient between the apical segment and the mid segment of the left ventricle with no difference in the pressure between the LVOT and the aorta." This was attributed to possible, "segmental hypertrophy cardiomyopathy." What does that mean?
I am 75. I had chronic pericarditis as a young man and had a pericardectomy when I was 27. My MI was indicated by chest pain, an abnormal ECG, and elevated troponin and CK-MB.View Thread