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Constrictive pericardial disease following mitral valve replacement.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7226939     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Constrictive pericardial disease developing after open heart surgery is not a well-recognized complication of this procedure. It has been reported only a few times and usually not with good hemodynamic data before and after the subsequent pericardiectomy. We presently report a patient who developed constrictive pericardial disease five years after mitral valve replacement. This was documented with left- and right-sided heart catheterization. The patient underwent pericardiectomy with remarkable clinical improvement. Repeat right- and left-sided heart catheterization done three months postoperatively documented the resolution of the constrictive hemodynamic pattern present before pericardiectomy.
C Kanakis; A I Sheikh; K M Rosen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chest     Volume:  79     ISSN:  0012-3692     ISO Abbreviation:  Chest     Publication Date:  1981 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-07-23     Completed Date:  1981-07-23     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0231335     Medline TA:  Chest     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  593-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Bioprosthesis / adverse effects*
Heart Valve Prosthesis / adverse effects*
Middle Aged
Mitral Valve*
Mitral Valve Insufficiency / surgery*
Pericarditis, Constrictive / etiology*,  physiopathology
Pericardium / surgery

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