Dressler's Syndrome

Dressler’s Syndrome is a form of Pericarditis that typically occurs after a Myocardial Infarction.

Previous damage to the outer lining of the heart or pericardium is common.

This is known as a “secondary” pericarditis

Can be a recurrence of pain

When Dressler’s syndrome occurs it can be weeks to months following surgery or Myocardial Infarction.

Large effusions may occur and can be common and treatment often centers around Inflammation.

*** – if you have had Dressler’s Syndrome previously – it is common to have a recurrence



–  Joint pain
–  Chest pain
–  Fever
–  Fatigue



–  Previous MI
–  Autoimmune disorder
–  Following heart surgery



. Aspirin
. Steroid
. Colchicinemay help prevent recurrences over long term