Pericarditis Following Myocardial Infarction
The occurrence of infarction involving the subepicardial layer of myocardium may be accompanied by a localized inflammation of the overlying pericardium. On occasion, this pericardial reaction will extend beyond the area of infarction to become a more extensive or generalized pericarditis with associated serosanguineous effusion. In patients dying of transmural infarction the incidence of pericarditis observed at autopsy is high . However, since the diagnosis of clinically significant pericarditis is based on observations that may be transient and easily overlooked, the frequency in nonfatal infarction is unknown.
KeywordsIschemia Pneumonia Aspirin Sedimentation Anemia
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