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Pericarditis (pronunciation: peri·​car·​di·​tis) is a heart condition. It is the swelling and irritation of the pericardium.[1]

Constructive Pericarditis

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.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Pericarditis - Symptoms and causes. Mayo Clinic. Retrieved 2021-08-10.
  2. Symptoms and Diagnosis of Pericarditis". Retrieved 2021-08-10.