Postpericardiotomy syndrome following penetrating stab wounds of the chest: Comparison with the postcommissurotomy syndrome

Fay Segal, Bernard Tabatznik

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Abstract

Two cases of penetrating stab wounds of the chest are described, complicated by pyrexia, pericarditis, and a tendency to relapse. The clinical picture is compared with that seen in the postcommissurotomy syndrome. Current views on the pathogenesis of the postcommissurotomy syndrome are discussed. The striking similarity of traumatic pericarditis to the postcommissurotomy syndrome as well as to the syndrome following surgery of nonrheumatic heart disease suggests acceptance of the more generic term "postpericardiotomy syndrome".

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)175-183
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican heart journal
Volume59
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1960

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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