postpericardiotomy syndrome

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post·per·i·car·di·ot·o·my syn·drome

pericarditis, with or without fever and often in repeated episodes, weeks to months after cardiac surgery.
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postpericardiotomy syndrome

Postcommissurotomy syndrome A condition of acute onset characterized by fever, pericarditis, pleuritis that develops ≥ 2 wks after cardiac surgery, in which the pericardium has been 'violated' by wide incision and manipulation Clinical Malaise, fever, pericarditis, friction rub, chest pain, pleuritis Management Aspirin, NSAIDs, if unresponsive, corticosteroids Prognosis PPS is usually self-limited, but often recurs and may be disabling. Cf Postmyocardial infarction syndrome.
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post·per·i·car·di·ot·o·my syn·drome

(pōst-per'i-kahr-dē-ot'ŏ-mē sin'drōm)
Pericarditis, with or without fever and often in repeated episodes, weeks to months after cardiac surgery.
Synonym(s): postcommissurotomy syndrome.
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