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Pericarditis -- Adult

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by Rosenblum L


The cause of pericarditis is often unknown. However, possible causes include:


American Heart Association

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute



Canadian Cardiovascular Society

The College of Family Physicians of Canada



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