Pericardial effusion as an early complication of acute myocardial infarction.

L. Gould, C. V. Reddy, E. Dimiceli, K. C. Oh, Soo G. Kim

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Abstract

Two days after an acute myocardial infarction, a patient developed pleuropericarditis. A negative lung scan and echocardiographic evidence of pericardial effusion were instrumental in making the diagnosis. Steroid therapy led to a dramatic resolution of the signs and symptoms. Pericardial effusion is usually a late complication of myocardial infarction (Dressler's syndrome), but the increasing use of echocardiography may demonstrate that it occurs early in the course.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)107-109
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Family Physician
Volume19
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1979
Externally publishedYes

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Pericardial Effusion
Myocardial Infarction
Pericarditis
Signs and Symptoms
Echocardiography
Steroids
Lung
Therapeutics
Donath-Landsteiner hemolytic anemia

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Pericardial effusion as an early complication of acute myocardial infarction. / Gould, L.; Reddy, C. V.; Dimiceli, E.; Oh, K. C.; Kim, Soo G.

In: American Family Physician, Vol. 19, No. 4, 04.1979, p. 107-109.

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Gould, L, Reddy, CV, Dimiceli, E, Oh, KC & Kim, SG 1979, 'Pericardial effusion as an early complication of acute myocardial infarction.', American Family Physician, vol. 19, no. 4, pp. 107-109.
Gould, L. ; Reddy, C. V. ; Dimiceli, E. ; Oh, K. C. ; Kim, Soo G. / Pericardial effusion as an early complication of acute myocardial infarction. In: American Family Physician. 1979 ; Vol. 19, No. 4. pp. 107-109.
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