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can dressler syndrome be cured?

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Dr. Kevin Lingle
14 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Usually only temporary inflammation after a heart attack.
Answered on Jul 28, 2012
Dr. Barton Cook
30 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
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.
Answered on Jul 5, 2012

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