Clinical features associated with adverse events in patients with post-pericardiotomy syndrome following cardiac surgery.

@article{Alraies2014ClinicalFA,
  title={Clinical features associated with adverse events in patients with post-pericardiotomy syndrome following cardiac surgery.},
  author={M Chadi Alraies and Wael A Aljaroudi and Cyrus Shabrang and Hirad Yarmohammadi and Allan L. Klein and Balaji Tamarappoo},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={114 9},
  pages={1426-1430}
}
Postpericardiotomy syndrome (PPS) may be associated with tamponade and pericardial constriction that may require procedural intervention. The aim of this study was to identify clinical features associated with adverse events requiring procedural intervention in patients with PPS. A total of 239 patients who developed PPS after cardiac surgery were monitored for 12 months. PPS was diagnosed if 2 of the 5 following findings were present: fever without infection, pleuritic pain, friction rub… CONTINUE READING
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