Disease Information for Dressler's syndrome

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Acute Chest Pain
Acute Chest Pain in Children
Acute Chest Pain in Elderly
Bilateral ankle swelling
Bilateral leg edema/swelling
Cardiac Symptoms/Signs
Central chest pain relieved leaning forward
Chest Pain
Chest pain effected by position (central)
Chest Pain in Children
Chest pain, substernal/midline
Friction rub, pericardial
Non-Pleuritic Chest Pain
Pain relief leaning forward/central chest
Tachycardia/Fast heart rate
Diaphoresis profuse/active sweating/acute
Hyperhidrosis/Chronic sweating excess
Sweating Excess Perspiration
Edema of Lower Extremities
Chest pain exacerbated on deep breathing
Chest Wall Pain
Dyspnea on exertion
Painful cough
Pleural Friction Rub.
Pleuritic chest pain
Tightness/chest on deep breathing/restrictive
Acutely ill patient/signs
Constitutional symptoms
Fever
Fever Febrile Possible
Fever one week/non-infectious
Flu-Like Syndrome
High body temperature
Malaise
Clinical Presentation & Variations
Fever and High Sed Rate
Disease Progression
Course/Acute
Course/Acute only
Course/Relapsing
Course/Self limited usually
Onset six weeks/post triggering event
Demographics & Risk Factors
Recent Event
Recent/Heart surgery
Recent/Myocardial infarction
Established Disease Population
Patient/Cardiac/Heart disease
Laboratory Tests
Microbiology & Serology Findings
Stool Microscopic polys present
Abnormal Lab Findings (Non Measured)
PLEURAL Exudate
Acute inflammatory markers elevated (Lab)
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
Anti-myocardial antibody (Lab)
WBC
Pericardial Fluid Abnormal
Anti-Myocardial Antibodies (AMA)
Globulin, serum (Lab)
Neutrophiles (Lab)
Sed Rate/ESR/Sedimentation rate (Lab)
WBC/White Blood Cell Count/Leukocytes (Lab)
PLEURAL Lymphocytes
Diagnostic Test Results
EKG (ECG)
EKG/High J-point (ECG)
EKG/Pseudoinfarction pattern/Q Waves/atypical (ECG)
EKG/Pericarditis-like ST-T segments (ECG)
EKG/ST elevation (ECG)
EKG/ST elevation/no reciprocal depression (ECG)
EKG/ST segment elevation ant leads (ECG)
EKG/Changes/abnormalities (ECG)
X-RAY
Xray/Chest abnormal
Xray/Chest/Lung fields/Abnormal
Xray/Migratory patchy infiltrate/Chest
Xray/Pericardial/pleural effusions/Chest
Xray/Pleural fluid/Chest
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Cardiomyopathy, restrictive
Myocarditis
Pneumonia
Pneumonia, bacterial
Associated Disease & Complications
Constrictive pericarditis/chronic
Dressler's syndrome
Edema
Hyperglobulinemia
Pericardial effusion
Pericarditis, acute
Pericarditis, secondary
Peritoneal Effusion
Pleural Effusion
Pleurisy
Pleuropericarditis
Tamponade, cardiac/pericardial
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Cardiovascular (category)
CLASS/Heart disorder (ex)
CLASS/Pericardial disorder (ex)
Process
PROCESS/Allergy/collagen/autoimmune (category)
PROCESS/Autoimmune disorder (ex)
PROCESS/Complicating disorder (ex)
PROCESS/Eponymic (category)
Synonyms
Synonym
Dressler, DRESSLER SYNDROME, Dresslers syndrome, Dressler's syndrome, Myocardial postinfarction syndrome, Post MI disorder, Post myocardial infarction syndrome, Postmyocardial infarct syndrom, Postmyocardial infarction pericarditis, Postmyocardial infarction syndrome, Postmyocardial infarction syndrome (disorder), syndrome postmyocardial infarction, Synonym/Postmyocardial infarction syndrome, Synonym/Postpericardiotomy syndrome
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Corticosteroid (Cortisone)
RX/Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
Definition

Post myocardial infarction or post cardiac surgery syndrome; inflammatory serositis of percardium and pleura triggered my auto-antibodies to myocardium; onset 2 to 20 weeks after event with malaise, fever and chest pain, pleural and pericardial rubs; anticoagulants cause hermopericardium and tamponnade; treatment with NSAIDS or corticosteroids; self- limited

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