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What does inflammation of the pericardium mean?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Sac aroujng heart

The cellophane like sac around the heart can get inflamed for a variety of reasons, such as viral infections, certain "autoimmune" diseases, following a heart attack, and in some cases for unknown reasons.
It usually produces pain which tends to be worse on lying down. With treatment, it frequently resolves completely.

In brief: Sac aroujng heart

The cellophane like sac around the heart can get inflamed for a variety of reasons, such as viral infections, certain "autoimmune" diseases, following a heart attack, and in some cases for unknown reasons.
It usually produces pain which tends to be worse on lying down. With treatment, it frequently resolves completely.
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Pericarditis

It means what you state and can be of varying severity and symptoms (sometimes none).

In brief: Pericarditis

It means what you state and can be of varying severity and symptoms (sometimes none).
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch
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