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Caring for a heartburn

Heartburn is a burning sensation in the chest due to stomach acid returning into the esophagus or food pipe. The burning sensation is usually felt in the upper and central area of the chest, behind the sternum or breastbone. The sensation becomes worse when lying flat or on the right side. Symptoms of heartburn A […]

Pericardial Effusion

Symptoms of Pericardial Effusion

Pericardial effusion is the term that describes the fluid that is collected inside the pericardial cavity. This is usually related to the inflammation of the pericardium, which is also called as the pericardial cavity. The pericardial cavity or pericardium is the double layered membrane sac or space that surrounds and protects the heart. ┬áThe pericardium […]