North American Journal of Medical Sciences

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 9  |  Page : 481--483

Regional pericarditis status post cardiac ablation: A case report


Joseph Orme1, Moneer Eddin2, Akil Loli2 
1 Department of Internal Medicine, Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
2 Department of Cardiology, Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Correspondence Address:
Joseph Orme
Department of Internal Medicine, Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, 1111 E Mcdowell Rd, Phoenix, Arizona 85006
USA

Context: Regional pericarditis is elusive and difficult to diagnosis. Healthcare providers should be familiar with post-cardiac ablation complications as this procedure is now widespread and frequently performed. The management of regional pericarditis differs greatly from that of acute myocardial infarction. Case report: A 52 year-old male underwent atrial fibrillation ablation and developed severe mid-sternal chest pain the following day with electrocardiographic findings suggestive of acute myocardial infarction, and underwent coronary angiography, a left ventriculogram, and 2D transthoracic echocardiogram, all of which were unremarkable without evidence of obstructive coronary disease, wall motion abnormalities, or pericardial effusions. Ultimately, the patient was diagnosed with regional pericarditis. After diagnosis, the patient«SQ»s presenting symptoms resolved with treatment including nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents and colchicine. Conclusion: This is the first reported case study of regional pericarditis status post cardiac ablation. Electrocardiographic findings were classic for an acute myocardial infarction; however, coronary angiography and left ventriculogram demonstrated no acute coronary occlusion or ventricular wall motion abnormalities. Healthcare professionals must remember that the electrocardiographic findings in pericarditis are not always classic and that pericarditis can occur status post cardiac ablation.


How to cite this article:
Orme J, Eddin M, Loli A. Regional pericarditis status post cardiac ablation: A case report.North Am J Med Sci 2014;6:481-483


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Orme J, Eddin M, Loli A. Regional pericarditis status post cardiac ablation: A case report. North Am J Med Sci [serial online] 2014 [cited 2022 Jun 27 ];6:481-483
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