Is smoking pot bad with pericarditis?

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The cause of pericarditis is not always known (idiopathic). It is a complex condition that can have many causes.

Pericarditis can be caused by:

  • a virus or bacterial infection 
  • another inflammatory condition (such as rheumatoid arthritis)
  • inflammation of the myocardium (the heart muscle) rubbing against the pericardium. This can happen after a heart attack or heart surgery.

Smoking affects one's health.At the same time, smoking may also aggravate pericarditis.

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