Pericarditis: Overview

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Pericarditis is an inflammation of the pericardium. The pericardium is a two-layered sac that surrounds the heart, protecting it from injury and infection. The swelling associated with pericarditis may be caused by several factors including, but not limited to, heart surgery, Lyme disease and other infections, radiation treatment, and anticoagulant and other drugs.

See Also

  1. Heart Problems
  2. Blood Thinning Drugs: Overview
  3. Radiation Therapy: Overview
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