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Is pericarditis considered a chronic condition?

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Dr. Mark Milunski
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Pericarditis

No, pericarditis is generally not considered to be a chronic condition but it can recur in about 15-30% of people who have so-called acute, idiopathic (unknown cause) pericarditis that previously responded to treatment.

In brief: Pericarditis

No, pericarditis is generally not considered to be a chronic condition but it can recur in about 15-30% of people who have so-called acute, idiopathic (unknown cause) pericarditis that previously responded to treatment.
Dr. Mark Milunski
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Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Not always

Most cases of pericarditis are acute episodes and short lasting.
Occasionally pateints develop chronic inflamation and that constitutes chronic pericarditis.

In brief: Not always

Most cases of pericarditis are acute episodes and short lasting.
Occasionally pateints develop chronic inflamation and that constitutes chronic pericarditis.
Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
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