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Durham, NH
A 22-year-old male asked:

How can you differentiate pericarditis symptoms from just severe heartburn? bad chest pain left side, worse when laying down and breathing in.

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Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 14 years experience
Cardiologist: I would recommend for you to go to a cardiologist. He will probably get an EKG and depending on its findings recommend particular managements. Interestingly enough the treatment for pericarditis would worsen gastritis since it is basically NSAIDS. Good Luck C

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Last updated Jan 26, 2015

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