ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Pericarditis after myocardial infarction and cardiac surgery
Eşref Tunçer, Uğur Önsel Türk, Emin Alioğlu
Batı Anadolu Central Hospital, Kardiyoloji Kliniği, İzmir, Türkiye
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2013.7935
Pericarditis is one of the most common causes of chest pain after acute myocardial infarction (MI). Pericarditis following an acute MI can be classified in two groups according to the underlying physiopathological process and clinic onset and time. Post-myocardial infarction syndrome and pericarditis following cardiac surgery share a common physiopathological process and exhibit with similar clinical features. Corticosteroids and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are cornerstones of the treatment.
Keywords : Cardiac surgery; pericardial effusion; pericarditis
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