Post -Pericardiotomy syndrome (PPS) is a clinical diagnosis characterized by fever, pericardial or pleural effusions, and a pericardial friction rub occurring over several days after cardiac surgery.
The infrequency of PPS can cause delay in recognition and management, thus leading to significant morbidity.
We present a case of fever of unknown origin, pericardial and pleural effusion secondary to postpericardiotomy syndrome 10 days after an Aortic Valve Replacement (AVR)
Poster presented at: American College of Physicians Southeast Regional Meeting on October 15th, 2016
Micaily, MD, Ida; Lashari, MD, Bilal; Munshi, MD, Aditya; and Arif, MD, Zulfiqar, "Post-Pericardiotomy Syndrome Disguised as Fever of Unknown Origin" (2017). Division of Internal Medicine Faculty Papers & Presentations. Paper 18.