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Association between post-pericardiotomy syndrome and coronary occlusion after aortic valve replacement.
  1. I De Scheerder,
  2. M De Buyzere,
  3. D Clement


    Fever, leucocytosis, and pericardial and pleural effusions developed after the first postoperative week in a 56 year old man who had undergone aortic valve replacement. Four months later, coronary angiography showed bilateral proximal stenosis of the coronary arteries. In this patient post-pericardiotomy syndrome and subsequent coronary artery stenosis were thought to be associated and an immunological mechanism was suspected.

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