Acute Pericarditis and Early Electrocardiogram Signs: The Spodick’s Sign. Features by a Briefcase Report
Aldo Coppolino* and Letizia Valeri
Department of Cardiology, S. Annunziata Hospital, Savigliano (CN), Italy
*Corresponding Author: Aldo Coppolino, Department of Cardiology, S. Annunziata Hospital, Savigliano (CN), Italy.
Received: May 02, 2022; Published: May 16, 2022
Pericarditis is an inflammatory disease of the pericardium that infectious and noninfectious agents could cause. For diagnosis, there are clinical criteria as typical pericardial chest pain and pericardial friction rub, echocardiography criteria as evidence of pericardial effusion.
But the electrocardiogram (ECG) plays an important diagnostic role and remains the most useful diagnostic test in differentiating acute pericarditis from myocardial ischemia.
We present a brief clinical case focusing on the diagnostic electrocardiographic signs for acute pericarditis.
Keywords: Pericarditis; Electrocardiogram; Spodick’s Sign; Chest Pain
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