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My mom has pericarditis. Are there any long term problems after recovery?

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Dr. Michael Zevitz
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Not usually

Pericarditis is an inflammation of the lining around the heart.
The risks are usually during the acute illness, and they include arrhythmias, cardiac tamponade and heart failure. It is highly unlikely that there would be any long term problems after recovery since pericarditis is usually a self limited illness and severe cases of pericarditis usually require removal of the pericardial lining.

In brief: Not usually

Pericarditis is an inflammation of the lining around the heart.
The risks are usually during the acute illness, and they include arrhythmias, cardiac tamponade and heart failure. It is highly unlikely that there would be any long term problems after recovery since pericarditis is usually a self limited illness and severe cases of pericarditis usually require removal of the pericardial lining.
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Dr. Michael Zevitz
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