A 55-year-old female asked:
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why does mild pericarditis cause increased heart rate (86-98) at rest and breathlessness? i am taking ibuprofen and colchicine?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Simply put : The heart is inflamed, and usually a small amount of fluid around the heart. The heart has to work. Bit harder to push the same amount of blood throughout your body. To do this task it beats a bit faster.
Answered on Feb 25, 2018
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Dr. Richard Humes
41 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Pump restriction?: 'mild' pericarditis, controlled for the moment with anti inflammatory meds such as you are on, shouldn't cause many symptoms. I would see your doctor/cardiologist and have this rechecked. A lot of the answer depends upon what is defined as 'mild', how recent the problem began and a few other things that testing with an echocardiogram might answer.
Answered on Mar 27, 2015
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Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
Generally due to : Pain....Unless constriction is present which is highly unusual.
Answered on Mar 27, 2015
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