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What are symptoms of pericarditis?

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Symptoms of pericarditis may include:

Chest pain. This pain is different from angina. It may be sharp and located in the center of the chest. The pain may spread to the neck and occasionally, the arms and back. It's made worse by laying down, coughing, swallowing, or taking a deep breath. It's better when you sit forward.

  • Low-grade fever
  • Increased heart rate

SOURCES: 

Myers, R., , Firefly Books Ltd, 2004.  Heart Disease: Everything You Need to Know

Verheugt, F.; Tonkin, A., "Artherosclerosis and Heart Disease," Taylor & Francis Group; 1st edition, 2003. 

WebMD Medical reference: "Heart Disease."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on May 7, 2019

SOURCES: 

Myers, R., , Firefly Books Ltd, 2004.  Heart Disease: Everything You Need to Know

Verheugt, F.; Tonkin, A., "Artherosclerosis and Heart Disease," Taylor & Francis Group; 1st edition, 2003. 

WebMD Medical reference: "Heart Disease."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on May 7, 2019

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