What is Pericardial Mesothelioma?

Pericardial mesothelioma, or mesothelioma of the pericardium, is a disease that affects the lining of the heart (pericardium). It is a common misconception that mesothelioma is a type of primary lung cancer.


Causes of Pericardial Mesothelioma:

Pericardial mesothelioma, the cancer begins when the asbestos fibers start interfering with the mesothelial cells in the pericardial region.. The asbestos fibers after a long latency period start interfering with  pericardial cells. This interference leads to the development of the cancerous cells in the pericardial region.


 Site of occurrences:

The mesothelium membrane surrounds the heart region, known as the pericardial membrane.


Symptoms of Pericardial Mesothelioma:

Common symptoms of pericardial mesothelioma might include:

  • Chest pain, ranging from uncomfortable to severe
  • Fluid buildup around the heart
  • Heart palpitations (Irregular heartbeat)
  • A mass in the space between the lungs
  • Abnormal or difficult breathing (dyspnea), Shortness of breath
  • Chronic persistent coughing
  • Extreme fatigue after minimal activity or exertion