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RODULFO GARCIA, Maikel; TORNES PEREZ, Víctor Manuel  and  ROSABAL GARCIA, Yoandro. Pospericardiotomy syndrome. MEDISAN [online]. 2014, vol.18, n.2, pp.274-279. ISSN 1029-3019.

The case report of a 45 years patient with a history of hypertension and severe mitral failure due to perforation of the anterior veil of the valve, assisted in the Service of Cardiovascular Surgery from "Saturnino Lora Torres" Teaching Provincial Clinical Surgical Hospital in Santiago de Cuba is described. He was exposed to mitral valve substitution surgery with extracorporeal circulation and a prosthesis carbomedic 25 was implanted. After 28 days he presented a characteristic pattern of the pospericardiotomy syndrome, reason why he was admitted to the hospital. The pertinent therapeutic behavior was followed and keeping in mind that he had favorable clinical course, he was discharged after 7 days.

Keywords : pospericardiotomy syndrome; mitral valve substitution; extracorporeal circulation.

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