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A clinico-pathological conference on constrictive pericarditis secondary to rheumatoid arthritis: a case report with expert commentary and review of the literature.
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PMID:  20851679     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Constrictive pericarditis is the commonest cardiac complication of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Two percent of patients with RA develop significant clinical symptoms of pericarditis, which may not correlate with joint disease duration or severity. Symptoms are often vague and non-specific, which frequently delays the diagnosis and subsequent management. Surgical excision of the pericardium is the only definitive treatment option. We present the case of a 60 year-old lady with RA who presented with symptoms due to pericardial constriction and underwent radical pericardectomy.
Adam D Jordan; Muhammad E A Khan; Edward T Hoey; Doris Rassl; Samer A M Nashef
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-09-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart, lung & circulation     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1444-2892     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart Lung Circ     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100963739     Medline TA:  Heart Lung Circ     Country:  Australia    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  24-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Australasian Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons and the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Papworth Hospital, Ermine Street North, Cambridge, UK.
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