Aust Fam Physician 2017 Nov;46(11):810-814
FRACP, FCSANZ, Clinical Director of Coronary Care Unit, Gold Coast University Hospital, Associate Professor, Griffith University School of Medicine and Bond University, Gold Coast, QLD.
Background: Pericarditis is an important diagnosis to consider, along with various other differential diagnoses, in a patient who presents with chest pain.
Objective: This article describes in detail the common features, management and complications of pericarditis in the general practice setting.
Discussion: Characteristic clinical findings in pericarditis include pleuritic chest pain and pericardial friction rub on auscultation of the left lower sternal border. Read More