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Which layer of the heart is affected by pericarditis?

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Dr. Liviu Klein
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Outer layer

The outer layer 'pericardium' is inflamed in pericarditis and can produce 'liquid' and cause pain by stimulating the nerves that supply it.

In brief: Outer layer

The outer layer 'pericardium' is inflamed in pericarditis and can produce 'liquid' and cause pain by stimulating the nerves that supply it.
Dr. Liviu Klein
Dr. Liviu Klein
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Dr. Charles Jost
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Pericarditis

In short, it is the pericardium that is affected by pericarditis.
This is the thin sac-like membrane, protective covering of the heart.

In brief: Pericarditis

In short, it is the pericardium that is affected by pericarditis.
This is the thin sac-like membrane, protective covering of the heart.
Dr. Charles Jost
Dr. Charles Jost
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