What are the common presenting symptoms of inflammation of lining of the heart?

Variable. Fever, not feeling well, bruising occasionally a heart attack or stroke: sometimes nothing. Hrs, md www.Thepmc.Org.
Congestive failure. If the pericardium (outer lining of the heart) is inflamed it could lead to congestive heart failure by constricting the heart muscle or causing arrhythmia. It could cause cardiac pain, fever or shortness of breath. The physical & x-ray findings in pericarditis are stunning.