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Pericardial Mesothelioma

The Rarest Form of Mesothelioma

Pericardial mesothelioma attacks the mesothelial lining surrounding the heart. Asbestos fibers travel to the mesothelial tissue that surrounds the heart, where they lodge and create cancerous tumors. As the tumors expand, they can restrict the heart’s proper functioning and cause cardiac problems, including cardiac failure.

Pericardial mesothelioma is the rarest form of mesothelioma and accounts for only five percent of mesothelioma cases. Other forms of mesothelioma, including peritoneal and pleural mesothelioma, can spread to affect the tissue surrounding the heart and cause pericardial mesothelioma.

Symptoms of Pericardial Mesothelioma

Symptoms of this rare form of mesothelioma include:

  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Chest pain
  • Heart palpitations
  • Shortness of breath
  • Loss of appetite
  • Hypertension
  • Fatigue
  • Night sweats
  • Some swelling of the face
    and upper extremities

Contact a Philadelphia Mesothelioma Attorney with Experience in Pericardial Mesothelioma

If you have been exposed to asbestos and recognize any of these pericardial mesothelioma symptoms, we urge you to seek medical care as quickly as possible. If an examination reveals that symptoms are the result of pericardial mesothelioma, you should seek both medical and legal help. Our team of New Jersey and Pennsylvania mesothelioma lawyers will fully evaluate your case and provide the skilled representation you need to successfully obtain compensation. Call the Shein Law today at 1-877-SHEINLAW (743-4652) or contact us online to schedule a free evaluation of your case to discuss your legal options with one of our qualified Philadelphia asbestos lawyers.