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New Medications May Stop Your Recurrent Pericarditis

Chest PainNew medications may provide new options for pericarditis patients, including those in their teens.

A common cause of chest pain in young patients, pericarditis is an inflammation of the sac or lining of the heart. Recurrent pericarditis can occur in up to 30 percent of pericarditis patients.

Some patients don’t respond well to traditional medications or have side effects from them. But new studies say new-generation treatments can end episodes of pericarditis for good.

Learn about new medication options.