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Is pericarditis painful?

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Dr. Peter Corrado
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Pericarditis is infammation of the tissue surrounding the heart.
Pain is one of the primary symptoms occuring in more 90% of cases. The quality and severity of the pain often varies with the underlying cause. In addition, the pain is often improved with sitting up and leaning forward. As with any case of chest pain, a full medical evaluation is warrented are prolongend, recurrant or persistant.

In brief: Yes

Pericarditis is infammation of the tissue surrounding the heart.
Pain is one of the primary symptoms occuring in more 90% of cases. The quality and severity of the pain often varies with the underlying cause. In addition, the pain is often improved with sitting up and leaning forward. As with any case of chest pain, a full medical evaluation is warrented are prolongend, recurrant or persistant.
Dr. Peter Corrado
Dr. Peter Corrado
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Dr. Eric Toloza
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: It can be

Inflammation of the pericardial sac around the heart can be painful.
Usually treat with a NSAID like indomethacin.

In brief: It can be

Inflammation of the pericardial sac around the heart can be painful.
Usually treat with a NSAID like indomethacin.
Dr. Eric Toloza
Dr. Eric Toloza
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