Postpericardiotomy syndrome is a non-specific reaction of pericardium, epicardium and pleura, presented by general inflammatory manifestations and increased production of pericardial and pleural effusion. It can manifest days, but also weeks after surgery of the heart. Clinical manifestations include Subfebrile, chest pain, abdominal pain and sometimes vomiting. In the laboratory we find elevation FW and CRP. The treatments are NSAIDs, in case of failure corticosteroids. The prognosis is good.
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- HAVRÁNEK, Jiří: Srdeční záněty.