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What causes inflammation of the heart?

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  • What causes heart inflammation?

    I went to the hospital 3 mnths ago for it. I was there 3 days getting antibiotics. My doctor said it was from radiation treatments for cancer I had 1 !/2 yrs ago. But I woke up 3 days ago and it's back. My chest hurts when I take a deep breath. I'm taking some antibiotics I have at home and they seem to help.

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    Radiation therapy for cancer can result in an inflammation of the sac around the heart called pericarditis...

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