Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Dressler's Syndrome Treatment

The treatment of Dressler's usually includes aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories, pain medications, corticosteroids, and colchicine. In rare cases, fluid may accumulate within the pericardial sac to the point that it needs to be drained with a needle.

The treatment of Dressler's may include:

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Last Updated: Dec 9, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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