Pericarditis (pronunciation: peri·car·di·tis) is a heart condition. It is the swelling and irritation of the pericardium.
Signs and Symptoms[change | change source]
Pericarditis can be acute pericarditis or chronic pericarditis. A typical symptom of acute pericarditis is a sharp, pricking chest pain taking place rapidly. It is felt in the midst or left side of chest. There may be pain in one or both shoulders.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ Pericarditis - Symptoms and causes. Mayo Clinic. Retrieved 2021-08-10.
- ↑ Symptoms and Diagnosis of Pericarditis". heart.org. Retrieved 2021-08-10.