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Post Cardiac Injury Syndrome
Claudio Silva, MD, MSc, MBA
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Pathology

        • Clinical Issues

          • Diagnostic Checklist

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Abbreviations

              • Post cardiac injury syndrome (PCIS)
            • Synonyms

              • Post pericardiotomy syndrome (PPCS)
              • Postmyocardial infarction syndrome (Dressler syndrome)
            • Definitions

              • Inflammatory response to cardiac injury (surgery, myocardial infarction) that leads to pericardial &/or pleural effusion
              • Etiologies: Cardiac surgery (PPCS), pericardiotomy (PPCS), myocardial infarction (Dressler), pacemaker or cardiac defibrillator lead implantation

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • Radiographic Findings

                • CT Findings

                  • MR Findings

                    • Echocardiographic Findings

                      • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                        • Imaging Recommendations

                          DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                            PATHOLOGY

                            • General Features

                              CLINICAL ISSUES

                              • Presentation

                                • Demographics

                                  • Natural History & Prognosis

                                    • Treatment

                                      DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                      • Consider

                                        Selected References

                                        1. Filbey K et al: Postcardiac injury syndrome after cardiac implantable electronic device implantation. Herz. 45(7):696-702, 2020
                                        2. Porcel JM: Pleural effusions in acute idiopathic pericarditis and postcardiac injury syndrome. Curr Opin Pulm Med. 23(4):346-50, 2017
                                        3. Wolk B et al: Postcardiac injury syndrome following transvenous pacer or defibrillator insertion: CT imaging and review of the literature. Curr Probl Diagn Radiol. 42(4):141-8, 2013
                                        4. Peebles CR et al: Pericardial disease--anatomy and function. Br J Radiol. 84 Spec No 3:S324-37, 2011
                                        5. O'Leary SM et al: Imaging the pericardium: appearances on ECG-gated 64-detector row cardiac computed tomography. Br J Radiol. 83(987):194-205, 2010
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                                        KEY FACTS

                                        • Terminology

                                          • Imaging

                                            • Pathology

                                              • Clinical Issues

                                                • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                  TERMINOLOGY

                                                  • Abbreviations

                                                    • Post cardiac injury syndrome (PCIS)
                                                  • Synonyms

                                                    • Post pericardiotomy syndrome (PPCS)
                                                    • Postmyocardial infarction syndrome (Dressler syndrome)
                                                  • Definitions

                                                    • Inflammatory response to cardiac injury (surgery, myocardial infarction) that leads to pericardial &/or pleural effusion
                                                    • Etiologies: Cardiac surgery (PPCS), pericardiotomy (PPCS), myocardial infarction (Dressler), pacemaker or cardiac defibrillator lead implantation

                                                  IMAGING

                                                  • General Features

                                                    • Radiographic Findings

                                                      • CT Findings

                                                        • MR Findings

                                                          • Echocardiographic Findings

                                                            • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                                                              • Imaging Recommendations

                                                                DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                                  PATHOLOGY

                                                                  • General Features

                                                                    CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                    • Presentation

                                                                      • Demographics

                                                                        • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                          • Treatment

                                                                            DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                            • Consider

                                                                              Selected References

                                                                              1. Filbey K et al: Postcardiac injury syndrome after cardiac implantable electronic device implantation. Herz. 45(7):696-702, 2020
                                                                              2. Porcel JM: Pleural effusions in acute idiopathic pericarditis and postcardiac injury syndrome. Curr Opin Pulm Med. 23(4):346-50, 2017
                                                                              3. Wolk B et al: Postcardiac injury syndrome following transvenous pacer or defibrillator insertion: CT imaging and review of the literature. Curr Probl Diagn Radiol. 42(4):141-8, 2013
                                                                              4. Peebles CR et al: Pericardial disease--anatomy and function. Br J Radiol. 84 Spec No 3:S324-37, 2011
                                                                              5. O'Leary SM et al: Imaging the pericardium: appearances on ECG-gated 64-detector row cardiac computed tomography. Br J Radiol. 83(987):194-205, 2010