(MedPage Today) — Case Findings: A 63-year-old male presents with pleuritic chest pain, fever, and dyspnea. He underwent a coronary stent implantation five weeks ago, after a myocardial infarction. Examination shows a pericardial friction rub and tachycardia. Additional investigations reveal an increased white blood cell count, enlarged cardiac silhouette on chest x-ray, and a pericardial effusion on echocardiography. Which of the following may prevent this patient’s condition when used postoperatively?
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