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Dressler’s Syndrome: Overview, Symptoms and Causes


Causes
Dressler’s syndrome is associated with an immune system response to heart damage. Your body reacts to the injured tissue by sending immune cells and proteins (antibodies) to clean up and repair the affected area. Sometimes this response causes excessive inflammation in the pericardium.


Postpericardiotomy syndrome might affect 10 to 40 percent of people who have had heart surgery.


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