Prognostic markers in pericarditis
Poor prognostic markers in pericarditis :
- Fever more than 38 degrees Centigrade
- Large pericardial effusion measuring more than 20 mm on echocardiography
- Presence of cardiac tamponade – it may be noted that tamponade need not be related to the size of effusion, rather with the rapidity of collection
- Lack of response to anti-inflammatory therapy in one week
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