A 63-year-old man presents with pleuritic chest pain, fever, and dyspnea. He underwent a coronary stent implantation five weeks earlier following a myocardial infarction. He is febrile and a pericardial friction rub and tachycardia are noted on examination. Investigations reveal an increased white blood cell count, an enlarged cardiac silhouette on chest X-ray, and a pericardial effusion on echocardiography. Which drug, when used postoperatively, may prevent the development of this patient’s condition? Take the quiz, learn more about this case, and join the conversation on Figure 1.
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