The name pericardial, leads one to think that this form of mesothelioma has to something to with human heart. Asbestos fibers ones inhaled can land into cavities all around where ever they would find a resting place. So is the case asbestos fibers reach the lining of the heart after entering the blood steam and rests alongside the lining of the heart. Here it finds a resting place and starts its mischief and the heart lining begins to get infected. Its lies dormant for considerable number of years that might cover from 30 to 40 years, before the chronic inflammation starts.
This form of mesothelioma cancer is known a pericardial mesothelioma because of its attributes of affecting and working with heart and its linings.
The only known cause of pericardial mesothelioma cancer is the prolonged exposure to asbestos.
Even after having the asbestos and the asbestos-related products banned, its risk continues in some form or the other. During the old buildings’ demolition, or its maintenance, repairs of items containing asbestos, or in removing the roof and floor tiles, or during the changing of sanitary and drainage pipes, the dust spreads in the neighborhood, and can be a cause of infection to a number of people, who are unaware of the harm asbestos can do to their lives.
The symptoms of the pericardial mesothelioma cancer
The symptoms of the pericardial mesothelioma are nearly similar to the symptoms of pleural mesothelioma cancer. These symptoms include the shortness of breath, chest pains, constant cough with low blood pressure.
Due to the accumulation of the fluid in the pericardial cavity, and of the organs floating in the fluid, the pressure on the heart results in chest pain and short breathing.
Pericardial mesothelioma cancer patients and their families must contact a mesothelioma lawyers in the city, to claim for their right and file for compensation for the harm done to them due to prolonged exposure to asbestos not knowing what asbestos fibers can do to their health.