Dressler's syndrome

The Dressler's syndrome - An uncommon disorder, also known as postinfarction syndrome, that may occur following a myocardial infarction (heart attack) or heart surgery.

Dressler’s syndrome is characterized by fever, chest pain, pericarditis (inflammation of the membrane lining the heart), and pleurisy (inflammation of the membrane around the lungs). Treatment is with aspirin or, in severe cases, with corticosteroid drugs.


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