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In goljan pathology he says that fibrinous pericarditis manifests with precordial chest pain which disappears when leaning forward and appears back when leaning back. can someone explain this why this happens?

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Sitting up and leaning forward tend to reduce pressure on the parietal pericardium, particularly with inspiration, and may also allow for splinting of the diaphragm thereby decreasing the intensity of pericarditis pain.

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