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Dressler syndrome

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. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Dressler syndrome is available below.

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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Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Dressler syndrome?

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 more »

Heart attacks can be overdiagnosed: Although many people die from heart attacks, there are also many cases where people fear that they have 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 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 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 more »

Hypertension misdiagnosis common in children: Hypertension is often misdiagnosed in adults (see misdiagnosis of hypertension), but its misdiagnosis is even more likely in children. Some of the symptoms of hypertension that more »

Dressler syndrome: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Dressler syndrome

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Dressler syndrome: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Dressler syndrome

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Dressler syndrome: Animations

Research about Dressler syndrome

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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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