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Symptoms of pericarditis include a sharp pain in your chest that gets worse when you breathe in deeply or lie down.

Pericarditis is usually treated with anti-inflammatory painkillers. Depending on the cause, you may need other medicines like steroids or antibiotics.

Pericarditis is usually caused by a viral infection.

Pericarditis is inflammation of the lining around your heart.

Page last reviewed: 21/09/2020
Next review due: 21/09/2023