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Other Names for Pericarditis

  • Idiopathic pericarditis. This term refers to pericarditis with no known cause.
  • Acute pericarditis.
  • Chronic pericarditis.
  • Chronic effusive pericarditis and chronic constrictive pericarditis. These are forms of chronic pericarditis.
  • Recurrent pericarditis.
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