Symptoms are likely to appear weeks to months after a heart attack, surgery or other heart injury. Dressler's syndrome symptoms may include:

  • Chest pain
  • Fever

When to see a doctor

See your doctor if you experience any chest pain that lasts more than a few minutes. Other complications following a heart attack, surgery or other heart injury can cause symptoms of Dressler's syndrome. But chest pain may indicate a recurring heart attack or other undiagnosed disorder. That's why it's important to seek emergency care for any persistent chest pain.

Aug. 03, 2012