A 42-year-old member asked:
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does pericarditis cause permanent damage to the heart? please, need some answers?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Usually not: Usually not but a small % may develop constrictive pericarditis.
Answered on Jun 14, 2014

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