Pericarditis

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Medical Definition of Pericarditis

Pericarditis: Inflammation of the lining around the heart (the pericardium) that causes chest pain and accumulation of fluid around the heart (pericardial effusion). There are many causes of pericarditis, including infections, injury, radiation treatment, and chronic diseases.


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Reviewed on 5/13/2016

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