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Permanent cured from pericarditis, can I continue playing sports ?

I am a 34 yr old male currently receiving treatment for pericarditis and would like to ask if I can continue playing sports (squash rackets)?
Wed, 1 Aug 2012
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Dear patient,

There is no need to worry if you follow your treating doctors advise. And do remember the following things
1. Always consult a physician whenever you get a fever even a sore throat and you will need a more strong antibiotics
2. Do an echo cardiogram every 4 month's just to be on the safer side. Or visit your cardiiologist very 4 months and follow his schedule even if you are fully healthy as studies proven there is evidence that itcan recur.
3. Be happy and do continue your physicAL activities . Avoid booze and smoking
Thank you
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to have a healthy lifestyle is good to prevent it from occuring. this is what people say. so it should be fine to play squash. why dont you consult your cardiologist?

General & Family Physician Dr. JItendra Sharma's  Response
Depends upon what kind of sports and kind of pericarditis you have. Squash racket is ok. Hope you do not have compliants when you play squash.
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