Dressler's Syndrome Treatment

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Dressler's syndrome is a type of pericarditis — inflammation of the sac surrounding the heart (pericardium).The inflammation is a sign of protecting heart against damage occurring from heart attack, injury due to surgery or trauma.

The line of treatment includes pain management and reducing inflammation. The recommended treatment involves medicines or even surgery if complications occur.

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About Dressler's Syndrome Treatment

People with recent heart attack, recent heart surgery or any heart procedure are more vulnerable to Dressler’s syndrome. Other terms used for Dressler’s syndrome are post-cardiac injury syndrome, post myocardial infarction syndrome or post-pericardiotomy syndrome.

Dressler’s syndrome may occur in 2-6 weeks after heart attack or heart surgery. However, the appearance of sign and symptoms may take several months.

Various tests such as ECG, complete blood test, chest X-rays, cardiac MRI and CT scans, echocardiogram, etc are used to diagnose Dressler’s syndrome.


Diagnosis of Dressler’s syndrome

Along with physical examination the doctor may advice certain tests such as –

  • Complete blood count
  • Chest X-ray
  • Blood test to check and measure inflammation
  • ECG or EKG
  • Chest X-ray
  • Echocardiogram
  • Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging

How it Performed?

Treatment for Dressler’s syndrome includes non -invasive and invasive. Initial treatment involves use of non- steroidal anti-inflammatory agents.

Medication (Non-invasive treatment)

The treatment approach for Dressler’s syndrome include use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, etc, helps in reducing pain and inflammation. Aspirin is the most common NSAIDs used in management of Dressler’s syndrome. Other NSAIDs may be preferred depending upon patient’s situation.

Along with NSAIDs colchicine is recommended to prevent the recurrence and enhance the effectiveness of medicine.

Corticosteroids are the treatment of choice for patients who do not respond to above medication. Corticosteroids are generally used for management of Dressler’s syndrome when other medication fail.


Invasive treatment

Invasive treatment is done when medicines fail to manage Dressler’s syndrome.

When Dressler’s syndrome is complicated it requires surgical procedure such as pericardiocentesis and pericardiectomy.



Pericardiocentesis method is performed to drain the excess fluid. The excess fluid is removed under local anesthesia. The tube used to drain the fluid may be left for several days.



Pericardiectomy may be recommended if there is development of constrictive pericarditis. The pericardium may be removed if the constrictive heart causes stress on the heart.

Top 10 Hospitals for Dressler's Syndrome Treatment

Following are the best 10 hospitals for Dressler's Syndrome Treatment in the world:

# Hospital Country City Price
1 Wockhardt Hospital South Mumbai India Mumbai ---    
2 Sikarin Hospital Thailand Bangkok ---    
3 Medipol Mega University Hospital Turkey Istanbul ---    
4 Gleneagles Medini Hospital Malaysia Medini ---    
5 Inje University Ilsan Paik Hospital South Korea Goyang ---    
6 University Hospital of Munich (LMU) Germany Munich ---    
7 Hospital San Roque Maspalomas Spain Las Palmas ---    
8 Columbia Asia Hospital Palam Vihar India Gurgaon ---    
9 Daegu Catholic University Medical Center South Korea Daegu ---    
10 Queen Mary Hospital Hong Kong Hong Kong ---    

Best doctors for Dressler's Syndrome Treatment

Following are the best doctors for Dressler's Syndrome Treatment in the world:

1 Dr. Ashok Seth Interventional Cardiologist Fortis Escorts Heart Inst...
2 Dr Ranjan Shetty Interventional Cardiologist Manipal Hospital Bangalor...

Frequently Asked Questions

Time period of treatment may vary depending upon the condition of the patient. When treated under an expert’s supervision the treatment period can be between 6 months to 1 year.

A person with Dressler’s symptoms may experience fatigue, rise in body temperature, weakness, pain in chest, difficulty in breathing and pericardial effusion.

The most common causes of Dressler’s syndrome include autoimmune inflammatory reaction and heart attack.

Given below are the risk factors that increases the chances of the syndrome. • Surgeries that may damage heart • History of pericarditis • Young age (common in age 20 to 50) • Blood group B negative • Use of halothane anesthesia • Treatment taken with prednisolone • Viral infections

You can keep yourself physically active, use healthy oil such as olive oil and rapeseed oil, diet modification and try meditation. All these methods can help keep your heart healthy and may prevent Dressler’s syndrome.

The treatment or management of Dressler’s syndrome depends upon the severity of an individual. If treated under an expert the disease can be managed and treated in 6 months to 1 year. Treatment responds well if the patient is diagnosed on time and treatment is taken as early as possible.

It might be threatening if the syndrome is associated with certain complications.

Life threatening complications associated with Dressler’s syndrome are cardiac tamponade and constrictive pericarditis.

There is 10-15 percent of chances of recurrence. If the symptom persists it is recommended to seek medical advice as soon as possible.

With the advancement in technology and development in modern treatment, Dressler’s syndrome is a rare disease now.

It occurs within 2-6 weeks after heart surgery or heart attack. The symptoms may appear after several months

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The information on this page was reviewed and approved by Mozocare team. This page was updated on 26 Mar, 2022.

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