Like any surgery, dental procedures run a small risk of infection, which can settle in the pericardium: the thin, sac-like membrane that surrounds the heart. Could you identify the symptoms of pericarditis -- and how much do you know about its treatments?
Question 1 of 20
The pericardium is a membrane that surrounds which vital organ?
Question 2 of 20
Which of the following is the most common symptom of acute pericarditis?
Question 3 of 20
How long does acute pericarditis typically last?
Question 4 of 20
How many layers does the pericardium consist of?
Question 5 of 20
Generally speaking, how long does chronic pericarditis last?
Question 6 of 20
What is the term associated with dangerous levels of fluid in the pericardium?
Question 7 of 20
Which is the most common cause of pericarditis?
Question 8 of 20
Why has dental work been linked to pericarditis?
Question 9 of 20
What other dental issues can result in bacterial infection?
Question 10 of 20
Which of the following is the primary risk demographic for pericarditis?
Question 11 of 20
In addition to chest pain, what other symptoms can be attributed to pericarditis?
Question 12 of 20
If you suspect your chest pain might be pericarditis, when should you contact your doctor?
Question 13 of 20
Until fairly recently, dentists premedicated patients with heart murmurs to prevent which of the following ailments?
Question 14 of 20
What specific factor gave rise to re-evaluating the practice of premedicating all heart murmur patients before dental work?
Question 15 of 20
What dental patients continue to receive antibiotic medications prior to dental procedures?
Question 16 of 20
What is the overriding concern of dental work with relation to heart murmur patients?
Question 17 of 20
Which governing body was responsible for a new statement policy redefining the standard of care for premedication during dental procedures?
Question 18 of 20
Some heart attack patients suffer a delayed onset of pericarditis. What is this called?
Question 19 of 20
If treated immediately, what is the recovery rate for patients suffering from pericarditis?
Question 20 of 20