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Complications and Prognosis
Patients who present with confirmed or suspected pericarditis and at least 1 of the following risk factors for poor prognosis should be admitted to hospital for diagnosis and determination of cause: r1
All other patients can be treated with outpatient care r1
For all patients with acute or recurrent pericarditis: r1
For patients with recurrent pericarditis:
Percutaneous or surgical therapy:
For athletes, restrict exercise for at least 3 months after symptom resolution and normalization of C-reactive protein levels and ECG and echocardiogram findings
For nonathletes, restrict exercise until resolution of symptoms and normalization of C-reactive protein level and ECG and echocardiogram findings r1
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