How Long Does Pericarditis Last?

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Definition

Constrictive pericarditis is long-term (chronic) inflammation of the sac-like covering of the heart (the pericardium) with thickening, scarring, and muscle tightening (contracture).

See also:

  • Bacterial pericarditis
  • Pericarditis
  • Pericarditis after heart attack

Alternative Names

Constrictive pericarditis


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Constrictive pericarditis is most commonly caused by...

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