Category: Airway Management
Keywords: Pericarditis (PubMed Search)
Pericarditis is based on clinical diagnosis; typically two of four criteria are found (pleuritic chest pain, pericardial rub, diffuse ST-segment elevation, and pericardial effusion).
Treatment of pericarditis should be targeted at the cause.
Most causes of pericarditis have a good prognosis and are self-limited.
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