Pericarditis

diagnosis, management, and return to play.

Peter Seidenberg, James Haynes

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Abstract

In athletes who present to their team physician with complaints of chest pain, the diagnosis of pericarditis should be entertained. Although generally self-limited, potential complications include cardiac tamponade and recurrent pericarditis. The typical scenario is of an athlete who had a recent viral upper respiratory illness and now presents with chest pain, friction rub, and characteristic electrocardiographic changes. Additional recommended testing includes complete blood count, erythrocyte sedimentation rate and/or C-reactive protein, cardiac enzymes, chest radiographs, and echocardiogram with Doppler. During acute pericarditis, participation in athletics is contraindicated. Return to play is permissible after there is no longer evidence of active disease. This is confirmed by the absence of effusion on echocardiography and normalization of serum markers of inflammation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)74-79
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent sports medicine reports
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006

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Pericarditis
Chest Pain
Athletes
Cardiac Tamponade
Blood Cell Count
Friction
Blood Sedimentation
C-Reactive Protein
Sports
Echocardiography
Thorax
Biomarkers
Inflammation
Physicians
Enzymes
Return to Sport

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Pericarditis : diagnosis, management, and return to play. / Seidenberg, Peter; Haynes, James.

In: Current sports medicine reports, Vol. 5, No. 2, 01.01.2006, p. 74-79.

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