Living with Pericarditis

Living with pericarditis is possible and becomes relatively easy if treated early. Most cases are mild and the symptoms disappear on their own. A complete recovery is possible with rest and proper care. However, if pericarditis is not treated promptly, it can lead to a chronic condition that affects the heart and may be life threatening.

Frequently asked questions
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