Pleural effusion secondary to postpericardiotomy syndrome (PPS) is a relatively common complication after cardiac surgery. These effusions and syndrome complex usually respond well to anti-inflammatory agents. The use of indwelling pleural catheter (IPC) for nonmalignant recurrent pleural effusions is growing. We report the use of IPC for a case of recurrent pleural effusion due to PPS in a gentleman that could not tolerate anti-inflammatory medications. To our knowledge, there has been no other report of the use of IPC due to recurrent pleural effusion from PPS.