Prognostic markers in pericarditis

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Prognostic markers in pericarditis

Poor prognostic markers in pericarditis [1]:

  1. Fever more than 38 degrees Centigrade
  2. Large pericardial effusion measuring more than 20 mm on echocardiography
  3. 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
  4. Lack of response to anti-inflammatory therapy in one week


  1. Chiabrando JG, Bonaventura A, Vecchié A, Wohlford GF, Mauro AG, Jordan JH, Grizzard JD, Montecucco F, Berrocal DH, Brucato A, Imazio M, Abbate A. Management of Acute and Recurrent Pericarditis: JACC State-of-the-Art Review. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2020;75(1):76-92.