HUM-MOLGEN DIAGnostics/Clinical Research

19 December 1996
Pericardiac Post-surgery Syndrome

I would like to have some information about diagnosis of pericardic postsurgery syndrome. I have been told that the best way is through detection of anti-heart antibodies. Those are expensive and not so easy to get. Also, detection of some viruses, like megalovirus, could be related to this reaction. This research is IRB approved and is being done for a graduate student's thesis.

Maria Elena Garcia
Universidad de los Andes
Centro de Ingenieria Genetica CIGEN