postcommissurotomy syndrome

[ pōst-kŏm′ə-shu-rŏtə-mē, -su- ]


A syndrome of uncertain cause appearing within a few weeks after an operation on a cardiac valve, characterized by fever, chest pain, pericardial rub or effusion, and pleural rub or effusion.

Nearby words

  1. postcode prescribing,
  2. postcoital,
  3. postcoitus,
  4. postcolonial,
  5. postcomm,
  6. postcommunion,
  7. postconciliar,
  8. postconsonantal,
  9. postconsumer,
  10. postcordial

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