[Pericarditis during the course of pulmonary embolism].

Abstract

Among 121 patients with pulmonary embolism (PE) five (4%) developed pericardial syndrome, connected with PE. Other known causes of pericarditis were ruled out. In 3 cases corticosteroids were administered with anticoagulants and/or fibrinolytic agents without complications. We believe that the clinician considering in similar situations the risk-benefit… (More)

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