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What are the risks of having pericarditis?

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In brief: Low

Some viruses and bacteria can cause.
Most episodes come and go without pericarditis as a part. A few other systemic conditions also are related. Renal failure heart attack pneumonia etc but are also on the low end of occurrence of pericarditis.

In brief: Low

Some viruses and bacteria can cause.
Most episodes come and go without pericarditis as a part. A few other systemic conditions also are related. Renal failure heart attack pneumonia etc but are also on the low end of occurrence of pericarditis.
Dr. Creighton Wright
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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Depends

Pericarditis has different varieties, but left untreated it can in some cases lead to death, in a lot of cases to constrictive pericarditis (where the pericardium becomes like a hard shell, restricting the function of the heart) and in a lot of other cases to a very painful life for a while (usually pericarditis is rather painful).

In brief: Depends

Pericarditis has different varieties, but left untreated it can in some cases lead to death, in a lot of cases to constrictive pericarditis (where the pericardium becomes like a hard shell, restricting the function of the heart) and in a lot of other cases to a very painful life for a while (usually pericarditis is rather painful).
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