Dressler syndrome: Introduction
Dressler syndrome: A group of symptoms that can occur days, weeks or months after a heart attack or heart surgery. The symptoms may be due to such things as autoimmune processes, virus or bleeding around the heart which can result in inflammation of the membrane surrounding the heart.
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causes, and treatments of Dressler syndrome is available below.
Symptoms of Dressler syndrome
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symptoms of Dressler syndrome
Treatments for Dressler syndrome
- Usually only the more severe cases require treatment with drugs such as: aspirin, NSAIDs, pain medications, corticosteroids, colchicines
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Dressler syndrome: Deaths
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Dressler syndrome: Complications
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Causes of Dressler syndrome
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Disease Topics Related To Dressler syndrome
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Dressler syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Dressler syndrome
Heart attacks can be undiagnosed: Although the most severe symptoms of heart attack are hard to miss,
there are varying degrees of severity.
It...read more »
Heart attacks can be overdiagnosed: Although many people die from heart attacks, there are also
many cases where people fear that they have a heart attack, but actually have something milder.
Some of the conditions which may...read more »
Rare heart condition often undiagnosed: The rare heart condition called long QT syndrome can lead to episodes of palpitations
and rapid heartbeat.
In rare cases, this undiagnosed condition can be fatal.
It should be...read more »
Heart attack can be over-diagnosed: Although heart attack is often undiagnosed,
leading to fatality, it can also be over-diagnosed.
People become concerned that a condition is a heart attack,
whereas there are various...read more »
Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue
with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure.
The "cuff" around the arm to measure blood pressure can...read more »
Hypertension misdiagnosis common in children: Hypertension is often
misdiagnosed in adults (see misdiagnosis of hypertension), but its misdiagnosis is even more likely in...read more »
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Dressler syndrome: Rare Types
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Definitions of Dressler syndrome:
Dressler syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Dressler syndrome, or a subtype of Dressler syndrome,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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