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Int J Cardiol. 2008 Aug 1;128(1):e19-21. Epub 2007 Aug 16.

Uncommon presentation of postcardiac injury syndrome: acute pericarditis after percutaneous coronary intervention.


Postcardiac injury syndrome (PCIS) is a common complication after cardiac surgery and myocardial infarction which is defined as a late developing pleuropericarditis accompanied by a friction rub, elevated inflammation markers and pericardial or pleural effusion. Although almost all of the cases follow a major cardiac operation or myocardial infarction, and are called as postpericardiotomy syndrome (PPS) and postmyocardial infarction syndrome (PMIS), unusual presentations after minor cardiac insults, have also been reported in the literature. We have described an unusual case of PCIS with typical clinical, laboratory, echocardiographic findings that occurred after a prolonged and complicated stent implantation procedure.

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