Dressler syndrome


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Dress·ler syn·drome

(dres'lĕr),
recurrent pericarditis following acute myocardial infarction.

Dressler syndrome

Post-myocardial infarction syndrome, see there.

Dress·ler syn·drome

(dres'lĕr sin'drōm)
Recurrent pericarditis following acute myocardial infarction, or inflammation of the pericardium resulting from previous injury to the heart muscles. Symptoms may develop weeks to months after myocardial infarction or open heart surgery.

Dressler,

William, U.S. physician, 1890-1969.
Dressler beat - presence of Dressler beats strongly supporting the diagnosis of ventricular tachycardia by interruption of it.
Dressler syndrome - Synonym(s): pericarditis
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The patients were separated into eight subgroups of benign and malignant pleural fluids (Table 2): adenocarcinomas of different sites (n = 30), tuberculosis (n = 28), transudates by congestive heart failure (n = 21), simple and complicated parapneumonic effusion (n = 15), nontuberculous empyema (n = 8), squamous-cell carcinomas of different sites (n = 7), lymphomas (n = 4), and other causes (n = 6), including Dressler syndrome (n = 3), melanocarcinoma (n = 1), chylothorax (n = 1), and leukemia (n = 1).
Spearman's correlation coefficients obtained for the correlations between adenosine deaminase and cytokeratin 19 fragments in pleural fluids were significantly positive for adenocarcinomas and significantly negative for a heterogeneous group of other diseases, including Dressler syndrome, melanocarcinoma, chylothorax, and leukemia, as shown in Table 3.
Dressler syndrome is not considered, as it usually occurs between 1 week and several months after the onset.
Thirty-seven pleural fluids were clinically classified as exudates (n = 26; 10 patients with malignancies, 13 with pneumonic and parapneumonic effusions, 3 with Dressler syndrome) or as transudates [n = 11; 10 patients with congestive heart failure and 1 with (pseudo)Meigs syndrome].