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Postmyocardial infarction syndrome

Names

Description

Postmyocardial infarction syndrome
Dressler's Syndrome

Dressler's syndrome is an inflammation of the sac surrounding the heart (pericardium). Dressler's syndrome is believed to be an immune system response after damage to heart tissue, from events such as a heart attack, surgery or traumatic injury. Dressler's syndrome has not been observed for some time and is thought to have disappeared due to the abatement of oral anticoagulants.

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Prevalence

N/A

Notes:
1. A 1982 paper studied 282 cases of myocardial infarction and found no cases of Dressler's Syndrome (Postmyocardial Infarction Syndrome).  The authors conclude the disease has "decreased in incidence and perhaps disappeared ... most likely [due] to decreased use of oral anticoagulants...".

Typical Age of onset

No data available, though the disease only occurs in patients who have suffered a myocardial infarction (heart attack).

Symptoms

  • Chest Pain
  • Fever

Sources:  Mayo Clinic, Healthline

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