Many people have a condition called pericarditis - or may have other conditions such as infections, cysts, or effusions affecting the pericardium.
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We asked patient Justin Mohler if he would allow us to post this letter of thanks he wrote to Allan Klein, MD.
Read the transcript from our web chat about pericardial disease hosted by Cleveland Clinic physicians.
Don Dershem was born into a family with a lengthy history of the sudden death at young ages. His own father died at the age of 36, leaving this 7 yr old trying to understand what it all meant.