Acute Pericarditis

Authors: Leilah J Dare / Editor: Jason M Kendall / Reviewer: Martin Dore / Codes: / Published: 12/11/2018


This session will look at the risk stratification and management of patients with acute pericarditis.

After completing this session you will be able to:

  • Describe the typical presenting features of a patient with acute pericarditis
  • Risk stratify patients with pericarditis in order to perform a safe discharge from the Emergency Department
  • Commence appropriate treatment for patients with acute pericarditis
  • Recognise complications of pericarditis


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