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Why would this inflammation of the heart's lining cause death?
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Dr. Michael Zevitz
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Two common ways
Either due to an accumulation of inflammatory fluid or blood into the pericardial space, causing cardiac tamponade and fatal heart failure, or through an tachyarrhythmia (which can also be provoked by cardiac tamponade) that leads to heart failure and sudden cardiac death.

In brief: Two common ways
Either due to an accumulation of inflammatory fluid or blood into the pericardial space, causing cardiac tamponade and fatal heart failure, or through an tachyarrhythmia (which can also be provoked by cardiac tamponade) that leads to heart failure and sudden cardiac death.
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