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Last Updated: 05 May 2022
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Pericarditis is inflammation of the pericardium, the protective sac surrounding your heart. The primary symptom of pericarditis is upper body pain. Constantly look for prompt clinical suggestions if you experience sudden breast pain. While most cases of pericarditis are not major, it's essential that other more serious problems are ruled out, such as a cardiac arrest or an embolism. There are 3 major types of pericarditis: acute pericarditis, where the symptoms last less than 3 months and commonly show up after flu-like symptoms; recurring pericarditis, where someone has duplicated episodes of severe pericarditis; persistent pericarditis, an issue of pericarditis, where the symptoms last longer than three months. Pericarditis can be long-lasting or short-term. Symptoms of severe pericarditis may consist of: Sharp pain in the center or left side of the breast. When taking a deep breath and might get better when sitting up or leaning ahead, the pain is even worse. Fever; Weakness; Trouble breathing; Fluttering heart beat; Coughing; Symptoms of chronic pericarditis might consist of: Tiredness; Coughing; Shortness of breath; Swelling of the stomach and legs; Low blood pressure; Chest pain that becomes worse by resting or with deep breathing and improves when resting up and leaning ahead.

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