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Question Pericarditis Pain Mechanism

I'm reading rapid review and in fibrinous pericarditis it says leaning forward can alleviate pain while leaning backwards can aggravate the pain. Can someone explain why?
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why pericardial rub is relieved by sitting forward?

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