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What are the effects of pericarditis?

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Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Pericarditis

Most patients who suffere viral pericarditis have a limited disease that resolves in 2-3 weeks.
Occasionally some patients have a more protracted course and with more severe symptoms. Some of these patiens go and develop chornic pericarditis with thickening of the prericardium and eventually symptoms of congestive heart failure.

In brief: Pericarditis

Most patients who suffere viral pericarditis have a limited disease that resolves in 2-3 weeks.
Occasionally some patients have a more protracted course and with more severe symptoms. Some of these patiens go and develop chornic pericarditis with thickening of the prericardium and eventually symptoms of congestive heart failure.
Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
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Dr. Kevin Lingle
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

Shortterm effects of pericarditis are usually minimal.
..Mainly only chest pains; however in severe cases one can develop a pericardial effusion and have problems associated with this (if large and it develops fast can cause tamponade and death if not drained). This is very rare. If one has recurrent pericarditis, or in other rare circumstances on can develop constriction/restriction from scarring.

In brief: Depends

Shortterm effects of pericarditis are usually minimal.
..Mainly only chest pains; however in severe cases one can develop a pericardial effusion and have problems associated with this (if large and it develops fast can cause tamponade and death if not drained). This is very rare. If one has recurrent pericarditis, or in other rare circumstances on can develop constriction/restriction from scarring.
Dr. Kevin Lingle
Dr. Kevin Lingle
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