Percutaneous drainage and successful treatment of pericardial tamponade due to Dressler syndrome

Br J Cardiol 2003;10:220-21 Leave a comment
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Patients with Dressler syndrome generally present with malaise, fever, chest pain, leukocytosis, an elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate and pericardial effusion.1 To the best of our knowledge, presentation of Dressler syndrome with pericardial tamponade is very rare. An investigation on Medline revealed that no cases had been reported in the last 10 years. We reported this case because of its rare presentation pattern and its successful treatment with percutaneous catheter drainage.

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