postmyocardial infarction syndrome

post·my·o·car·di·al in·farc·tion syn·drome (PMIS),

a complication developing several days to several weeks after myocardial infarction; its clinical features are fever, leukocytosis, chest pain, and evidence of pericarditis, sometimes with pleurisy and pneumonitis, with a strong tendency to recurrence; probably of immunopathogenetic origin.
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postmyocardial infarction syndrome

Dressler syndrome, postinfarction syndrome, post-cardiac injury syndrome, postcardiotomy pericarditis Cardiology A post-MI pericarditis that develops from 2 days to 11 wks after an acute MI in up to 4% of Pts, open heart surgery, stab wounds to the heart, or blunt chest trauma Clinical Severe malaise, fever, fibrinous pericarditis often with a friction rub, chest pain, and pleuritis; more aggressive use of aspirin and less aggressive anticoagulation has resulted in a ↓ in frequency of PMIS. Cf Postpericardiotomy syndrome.
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postmyocardial infarction syndrome

See DRESSLER'S SYNDROME.
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