Acute pericarditis

Richard A. Lange, L. David Hillis

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A 35-year-old woman who is otherwise healthy has had constant retrosternal chest pain for two days. The pain becomes worse when she lies down and improves when she sits up and leans forward. On physical examination, the patient is afebrile and has a friction rub. The 12-lead electrocardiogram shows widespread ST-segment elevation and concomitant PR-segment depression. How should the patient be evaluated and treated?

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2195-2202
Number of pages8
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number21
StatePublished - Nov 18 2004

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