After the diagnosis of pericarditis, follow up with the health care practitioner is recommended to monitor symptoms and to screen for potential pericardial effusion, cardiac tamponade, and constrictive pericarditis.
It is also important that any underlying disease be addressed and monitored.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/25/2014
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