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A 48-year-old member asked:

Can dressler syndrome be cured?

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Dr. Kevin Lingle
Cardiology 16 years experience
Yes: Usually only temporary inflammation after a heart attack.
Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatric Cardiology 32 years experience
Generally yes: Most cases resolve within a few weeks, although symptoms may occur for more than 6 months.Relapse may occur after tapering anti-inflammatory medications. Relapse is estimated to occur in 10-15% of patients. Most recurrences occur within 6 months of the initial surgery.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

Is there a cure for dressler syndrome?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
I hope so: Dressler's syndrome is typically treated with nsaids such as Aspirin or with corticosteroids.[9] however corticosteroids are reserved for rare cases and are seldom required.

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