postcommissurotomy syndrome

[ pōst-kŏm′ə-shu-rŏtə-mē, -su- ]

n.

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.

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