Pericarditis

Pericarditis
[ ] CP better when sit up / lean forward?
[ ] Recent viral illness?
[ ] h/o mediastinal radiation, SLE, RA, recent MI?
[ ] STE with PR depression on EKG
[ ] friction rub? pulsus paradoxus?
1. Inflate cuff to point where beats only heard during expiration, disappear inspiration
2. Deflate cuff to where hear beats throughout resp cycle
3. Difference of > 10 mm Hg is a + pulsus

[ ] ibuprofen* 600 mg TID x 7-14 days (better than Indocin);
*No NSAIDs in Dressler syndrome

colchicine?

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