Pericarditis post-IM

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Pericarditis post-IM

La pericarditis post-IM es una inflamación del pericardio (saco serofibroso que rodea el corazón). Cualquier lesión previa al músculo cardíaco puede causar pericarditis. La incidencia de pericarditis está asociada con el síndrome de Dressler; puede producirse después de un infarto, de una cirugía de corazón abierto o puede aparecer por heridas al corazón con arma blanca o trauma torácico. Cuando el pericardio inflamado roza el corazón se produce dolor .

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  • Last Reviewed on 07/11/2012
  • David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Michael A. Chen, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington Medical School, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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