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what causes pericarditis?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Pericarditis: Pericarditis is inflammation of the tissue covering of the heart. It is commonly caused by viruses and sometimes other infections or inflammatory diseases. There are other causes also. The viral form generally goes away itself but can recur. Other forms may need special treatment like drainage of the pericardial sac to remove fluid if it interferes with heart function.
Answered on Dec 5, 2017
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