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is pericarditis inherited?

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Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh answered
48 years experience Cardiology
No: There are many causes of pericarditis, usually infectious or immunologic in origin, with therapy dictated by the underlying cause. But it is not thought to be a heritable condition.
Answered on Mar 14, 2019
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
No : Absolutely not.
Answered on Nov 16, 2012

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