Dressler syndrome is a complication of:

 # Dressler syndrome is a complication of:
A. Hypertension
B. Pericarditis
C. Mitral stenosis
D. Myocardial infarction

The correct answer is D. Myocardial infarction.

Dressler syndrome is a secondary form of pericarditis that occurs in the setting of injury to the heart or the pericardium (the outer lining of the heart). It consists of fever, pleuritic pain, pericarditis and/or a pericardial effusion.

Dressler syndrome is also known as postmyocardial infarction syndrome and the term is sometimes used to refer to post-pericardiotomy pericarditis.

It was first characterized by William Dressler at Maimonides Medical Center in 1956.

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