Nancy was an active woman whose life was altered drastically after being diagnosed. Learn more about recurrent pericarditis by watching Nancy’s story, feat. Dr. Allan Klein, Director of Cardiovascular Imaging Research at the Cleveland Clinic.

Individuals who see their symptoms return after a four or six-week period are usually diagnosed with recurrent pericarditis. While this condition shares similarities with the acute variety, it can produce new challenges for affected patients nationwide. Approximately 20 to 30% of people with acute pericarditis develop returning symptoms, an average of 40,000 people in the United States. People of all ages experience recurrent pericarditis, and many cite that it lasts longer with subsequent instances.

Watch Nancy’s story on recurrent pericarditis below:


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