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Regional pericarditis: a review of the pericardial manifestations of acute myocardial infarction.
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PMID:  19301285     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Regional pericarditis has been described in several settings, but occurs most frequently after transmural myocardial infarction. While the diagnosis remains elusive, it must be considered in all patients with recurrent chest pain following acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Pericarditis classically presents with positional chest pain, a pericardial friction rub, diffuse ST-segment elevation, and PR depression, but regional ECG changes associated with infarction-associated pericarditis sometimes exist. Given the magnitude and frequency of AMI, it is imperative to be aware of the myriad of pericardial manifestations of myocardial injury. An illustrative case and a comprehensive review of the literature will be provided.
Todd A Dorfman; Raed Aqel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical cardiology     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0160-9289     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Cardiol     Publication Date:  2009 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-03-25     Completed Date:  2009-05-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7903272     Medline TA:  Clin Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  115-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright (c) 2009 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Division of Cardiovascular Disease, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham Veterans Affair Medical Center, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary
Chest Pain / diagnosis,  etiology
Coronary Angiography
Diagnosis, Differential
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / complications*,  diagnosis,  therapy
Pericarditis / diagnosis,  etiology*,  therapy
Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors / therapeutic use
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors

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