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Post Cardiac Injury Syndrome
Tomás Franquet, MD, PhD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            • Diagnostic Checklist

              TERMINOLOGY

              • Abbreviations

                • Post cardiac injury syndrome (PCIS)
              • Synonyms

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

                • PCIS: Clinical entity characterized by inflammation of pericardium, pleura, & lung parenchyma following a variety of cardiac injuries
                  • Postmyocardial infarction syndrome (Dressler syndrome)
                    • Autoimmune pericarditis following myocardial infarction or heart surgery
                  • Postpericardiotomy syndrome
                    • Autoimmune febrile pericardial & pleuropulmonary reaction after pericardiotomy

              IMAGING

              • General Features

                • Radiographic Findings

                  • CT Findings

                    • Echocardiographic Findings

                      • Imaging Recommendations

                        DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                          PATHOLOGY

                          • General Features

                            • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                              CLINICAL ISSUES

                              • Presentation

                                • Demographics

                                  • Natural History & Prognosis

                                    • Treatment

                                      DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                      • Consider

                                        Selected References

                                        1. 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

                                            • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                              • Pathology

                                                • Clinical Issues

                                                  • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                    TERMINOLOGY

                                                    • Abbreviations

                                                      • Post cardiac injury syndrome (PCIS)
                                                    • Synonyms

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

                                                      • PCIS: Clinical entity characterized by inflammation of pericardium, pleura, & lung parenchyma following a variety of cardiac injuries
                                                        • Postmyocardial infarction syndrome (Dressler syndrome)
                                                          • Autoimmune pericarditis following myocardial infarction or heart surgery
                                                        • Postpericardiotomy syndrome
                                                          • Autoimmune febrile pericardial & pleuropulmonary reaction after pericardiotomy

                                                    IMAGING

                                                    • General Features

                                                      • Radiographic Findings

                                                        • CT Findings

                                                          • Echocardiographic Findings

                                                            • Imaging Recommendations

                                                              DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                                PATHOLOGY

                                                                • General Features

                                                                  • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                                    CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                    • Presentation

                                                                      • Demographics

                                                                        • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                          • Treatment

                                                                            DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                            • Consider

                                                                              Selected References

                                                                              1. 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