Inflammation of the pericardium.
– Infection (Viral most common)
– Post MI
– Autoimmune Diseases
– Injury (trauma, surgery, radiation)
– Sharp Pain
– Change in pain on respiration or position change
– Scattered ST elevations (can be mistaken for multiple MI’s)
– Depressed PR interval
– Inverted T wave
– Surgical Window
– Often mistaken for MI, however clinical presentations of change in pain on movement + inspiration, as well as ECG findings can help to distinguish.