The post-pulmonary infarction syndrome

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Following pulmonary infarction, three patients developed the classical signs and symptoms of the Dressler syndrome associated with persistent left pleural effusion. Each responded dramatically to corticosteroid therapy. While the pathogenesis of this "Post-Pulmonary Infarction syndrome," like the Dressler syndrome, is unclear, the response to corticosteroid therapy is both dramatic and diagnostic and may spare the patient prolonged discomfort and unnecessary diagnostic procedures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)772-776
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Heart Journal
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1979


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