Acute Pericaritis: Appendicitis of the Heart?

Bainey, Kevin R.; Bhatt, Deepak L.
January 2009
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Jan2009, Vol. 84 Issue 1, p5
Academic Journal
The authors reflect on the relation between acute pericarditis and ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). They mention that acute pericarditis is a common cardiovascular condition that is largely self-limited and effectively treated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory therapy. They reveal a study that the frequency of coronary angiography in patients with acute pericarditis adds to the growing body of evidence supporting alternative conditions that result in ST-segment elevation.


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