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how common is pericarditis?

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Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
35 years experience Cardiology
Pericarditis: It is a common condition. It is sometimes difficult to diagnosed if it is mild. We often suspect but cannot confirm it is pericarditis. The confirmed cases are usually those more severe.
Answered on Aug 28, 2013
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Dr. Andrew Kaplan
33 years experience Cardiology
Not terribly common: Pericarditis is frequently caused by a virus. Sometimes it is the result of trauma or a heart attack. It can be very painful. It is often treated with antiinflammatory drugs.
Answered on Nov 6, 2019
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