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Pericarditits After a Heart Attack

Alternate Names : Post-MI Pericarditis, Postmyocardial Infarction Pericarditis

Pericarditits After a Heart Attack | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What can be done to prevent the condition?

There are no known ways to prevent this condition after a heart attack. A person with known heart disease should be seen by the healthcare provider regularly to lower the risk of a heart attack.

What are the long-term effects of the condition?

In most cases, this condition causes few or no long-term effects. In some people, this condition may come back several times with severe pain, but it usually responds to treatment each time.

What are the risks to others?

There are no risks to others.

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Pericarditits After a Heart Attack: Diagnosis & Tests


Pericarditits After a Heart Attack: Treatment & Monitoring

Author: Eric Berlin, MD
Reviewer: Adam Brochert, MD
Date Reviewed: 05/04/01

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