Postpericardiotomy syndrome: etiology, manifestations, and interventions.

  title={Postpericardiotomy syndrome: etiology, manifestations, and interventions.},
  author={C Kronick-Mest},
  journal={Heart & lung : the journal of critical care},
  volume={18 2},
  • C Kronick-Mest
  • Published 1989 in Heart & lung : the journal of critical care
Postpericardiotomy syndrome (PPS) is a complication of any cardiac surgery or procedure involving entry into the pericardium. The syndrome presents as a delayed pleural or pericardial reaction, characterized by fever, chest pain, and a friction rub. Although symptoms often identify PPS, diagnosis may be aided by the use of radiography, echocardiography… CONTINUE READING