A 34-year-old member asked:
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can you do anything active if you have pericarditis?

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Dr. Bart Denys
38 years experience Cardiology
Pericarditis: Technically speaking, yes. In other words, no physical activity will make it worse. On a practical level, however, the discomfort or pain associated with pericarditis may limit your ability to exert yourself.
Answered on Mar 26, 2014
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Dr. Jeffrey Everett
31 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Anti-inflammatories: Anti-inflammatory agents such as nsaids, steroids or Colchicine can help in the active state of pericarditis.
Answered on Mar 10, 2019
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