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Pericarditis (cont.)

Synonyms and Keywords

pericarditis, constrictive pericarditis, chronic pericarditis, pleural effusion and pericarditis, heart attack and pericarditis, inflammation of the pericardial sac, idiopathic pericarditis, bacterial pericarditis, constrictive pericarditis, pericardial effusion, pericardial constriction, chronic effusive pericarditis, chronic pericardial effusion, visceral pericardial constriction

Authors and Editors

Author: Benjamin C. Wedro, MD, FAAEM, FACEP

Editor: Charles P. Davis, MD, PhD


Spangler, S., et al., Pericarditis, Acute,, 2008

Troughton RW, etal. Pericarditis. Lancet. 2004 Feb 28;363(9410): 717-27

Last Editorial Review: 11/12/2009

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