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Pericarditis and Myocarditis

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Abstract

In more than 90% of patients with acute pericarditis the cause of the disease is unknown (idiopathic: viral). The common causes of pericarditis are listed in Table 13.1. The classification into:
  • causes based on the presence of an easily recognizable underlying disease.

  • those caused by adverse reactions (easily excluded by history).

  • and due to viral or unknown (idiopathic) causes, provides for easy recall.

Keywords

Right Ventricular Pericardial Effusion Cardiac Tamponade Myocardial Infarc Constrictive Pericarditis 
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