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Saw a show on tv and they mentioned something called pericarditis. What is that?

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Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Family Medicine
9 doctors agree

In brief: Inflammation of lini

In brief: Inflammation of lini

Inflammation of lining of the heart.
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Dr. Reid Blackwelder
It can result from many things, some very serious and others less so. Some viral infections can cause it, and that usually goes away on its own. But other infections of the pericardial lining directly are serious.The usual symptoms are pain especially with breathing and laying down
Dr. John Charpie
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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In brief: Pericarditis

Pericarditis is an inflammation of the sac that surrounds the heart.
It may be the result of an infectious process, chest trauma, certain environmental exposures (such as radiation), or other systemic (body-wide) inflammatory process that attacks the pericardium. Treatments are targeted towards the underlying process and may certain include anti-inflammatory agents.

In brief: Pericarditis

Pericarditis is an inflammation of the sac that surrounds the heart.
It may be the result of an infectious process, chest trauma, certain environmental exposures (such as radiation), or other systemic (body-wide) inflammatory process that attacks the pericardium. Treatments are targeted towards the underlying process and may certain include anti-inflammatory agents.
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