Heart Disease

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Heart disease is a major complication of lupus and is now a leading cause of death among people with lupus.  The most common way that lupus affects the heart is through inflammation of the pericardium, the sac that surrounds your heart. The symptoms of pericarditis that you may experience are sharp pain in your chest and, occasionally, shortness of breath. If at any time you feel symptoms go to the ER to get checked. The more you know the more aware you become! Spread the word! #LupusInColor

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