Please forward this error screen to 41. Note the ST elevation in multiple leads with slight reciprocal ST depression mksap 16 infectious disease pdf aVR. Symptoms typically include sudden onset of sharp chest pain. The pain may also be felt in the shoulders, neck, or back.
It is typically better sitting up and worse with lying down or breathing deep. Other symptoms may include fever, weakness, palpitations, and shortness of breath. Occasionally onset of symptoms is gradual.
The cause of pericarditis is believed to be most often due to a viral infection. Other causes include bacterial infections such as tuberculosis, uremic pericarditis, following a heart attack, cancer, autoimmune disorders, and chest trauma.