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pericarditis prognosis

Posted By Barbara on August 04, 1999 at 16:11:47
I am a 45 year old woman in good health.  In February of 1999 I was diagnosed with viral pericarditis.  I was treated with Prednisone and after two weeks felt well.  I  have had two ecocardigams ,EKG, and wore a holter monitor for twenty-four hours.  All normal results.  
Blood tests taken at that time revealed Hashimoto's Disease.  My Tsh was 11 but my hormone levels were low normal.  Iwas prescribed 50mcg of synthroid which made me extremely hyper. I am currently taking 12.5mcg of syntroid every other day.  So far I am able to handle that dose ( I am also taking 25mg of tenormin to control hyper symptoms.)
I recently saw my cardiologist and he told me the pericarditis was caused by my thyroid problem.  Is this possible?  He also said ( I had trouble understanding this) that I should be monitored for possible future heart problems( heart becomes flabby and CHF results).  I know he found nothing wrong on any of my tests.  Why would he suggest this as a possibility?  Thank you for your help in advance.
                       Barbara










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