postcardiotomy syndrome  

definition

- definition of postcardiotomy syndrome

definition of postcardiotomy syndrome

history

- history of postcardiotomy syndrome

history of postcardiotomy syndrome

pathogenesis

- pathogenesis of postcardiotomy syndrome

pathogenesis of postcardiotomy syndrome

- immunre reaction to damaged autologous tissue in the pericardial cavity

investigation

- CXR

 

CXR

- CXR finding

CXR finding

- after AVR shows pericardial effusion compatible with the clinical syndromes of post-cardiotomy syndrome

treatment

- supportive Rx

supportive Rx

- bed rest

- aspirin or NSAIDs

- prednisolone 40 mg/day >> taper down and off within 4-8 wk