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How does Dressler's Syndrome relate to a heart attack?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Dressler's Syndrome is an inflammation of the heart sac. It is believed to be the body's immune system response to damage to the heart tissue. Symptoms may develop 10 days to two months after a heart attack, heart surgery, or other injury. Symptoms include chest pain, a general feeling of illness, fatigue, shortness of breath, and fever. If symptoms persist for several minutes, seek immediate medical treatment. Once diagnosed, Dressler's Syndrome may recur.

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