TITLE

Acute Pericaritis: Appendicitis of the Heart?

AUTHOR(S)
Bainey, Kevin R.; Bhatt, Deepak L.
PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Jan2009, Vol. 84 Issue 1, p5
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
36024794

 

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