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Case reports
Dressler syndrome following pulmonary embolism

Waldemar Elikowski, Małgorzata Małek, Dariusz Wróblewski, Eugeniusz Kaszkowiak, Anna Kłos
Kardiol Pol 2009;67(4):424-428.

open access

Vol 67, No 4 (2009)
Other
Published online: 2009-04-21
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

A case of a 73-year-old woman with fibrinous pericardial effusion which developed four weeks following severe pulmonary embolism. Clinical and echocardiographic data as well as an inclination to self-limited course were suggestive of Dressler syndrome diagnosis. Although there were no data that oral vitamin K antagonist use was involved in presented pericardial syndrome, pericardial effusion size required its temporary substitution by heparin.

Abstract

A case of a 73-year-old woman with fibrinous pericardial effusion which developed four weeks following severe pulmonary embolism. Clinical and echocardiographic data as well as an inclination to self-limited course were suggestive of Dressler syndrome diagnosis. Although there were no data that oral vitamin K antagonist use was involved in presented pericardial syndrome, pericardial effusion size required its temporary substitution by heparin.
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Keywords

pulmonary embolism; pericardial effusion; Dressler syndrome

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Title

Case reports
Dressler syndrome following pulmonary embolism

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 67, No 4 (2009)

Pages

424-428

Published online

2009-04-21

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2009;67(4):424-428.

Keywords

pulmonary embolism
pericardial effusion
Dressler syndrome

Authors

Waldemar Elikowski
Małgorzata Małek
Dariusz Wróblewski
Eugeniusz Kaszkowiak
Anna Kłos

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