Ochs: Series of isolated acute pericarditis after SARS-CoV-2 vaccine: older patients presented with chest pain, shortness of breath & isolated pericarditis with, without pericardial effusion after VAX

by Paul Alexander

attention recently drawn to series of older male & female patients, who were referred to our institutions with isolated acute pericarditis without myocardial damage, shortly after SARS-CoV-2 VACCINE

‘We describe a series of five adult patients presenting with chest pain, shortness of breath and isolated pericarditis with and without pericardial effusion after SARS-CoV-2 vaccination. All patients underwent echocardiography and cardiac magnetic resonance, and the corresponding findings, including late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) and T1 and T2 mapping are reported herein. To our knowledge, such cases have not been systematically reported in the current literature so far.’