Medical therapy of pericarditis: tips and tricks for clinical practice

J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown). 2024 Jun 1;25(6):420-425. doi: 10.2459/JCM.0000000000001618. Epub 2024 Apr 1.


Medical therapy of pericarditis should be targeted at its aetiology. Unfortunately, many cases of pericarditis remain idiopathic after a complete diagnostic workup. In such cases, empiric anti-inflammatory therapy for pericarditis is aimed at controlling symptoms and preventing recurrences. The aim of the present clinical review is to summarize published evidence, guidelines, and to provide tips and tricks for clinical management of acute and recurrent pericarditis.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents / therapeutic use
  • Humans
  • Pericarditis* / diagnosis
  • Pericarditis* / drug therapy
  • Pericarditis* / therapy
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Recurrence
  • Secondary Prevention / methods
  • Treatment Outcome


  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents