Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports

Case ReportVolume 3 Issue 6

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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Citation: Aldo Coppolino and Letizia Valeri. “Acute Pericarditis and Early Electrocardiogram Signs: The Spodick’s Sign. Features by a Briefcase Report". Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports 3.6 (2022): 31-34.

Copyright: © 2022 Aldo Coppolino and Letizia Valeri. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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