Dresslers syndrome

Dresslers syndrome

(Science: syndrome) a disorder caused by inflammation of the pericardium resulting from previous injury to the heart muscle (myocardial infarction or cardia trauma).

symptoms may develop weeks to months after a heart attack or open heart surgery. Symptoms include chest pain (pleuritic), difficulty breathing, a chest splinting (bending over or holding the chest), fatigue, fever and cough.

treatment includes non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents, salicylates or corticosteroids.

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