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A Girl With Right Heart Failure Related to Effusive-Constrictive Pericarditis.
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PMID:  21359949     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Effusive-constrictive pericarditis is characterized by constriction of visceral pericardium with a coexisting tense pericardial effusion. We report a 10-year-old girl with right heart failure due to effusive-constrictive pericarditis. She did not present typical features, such as cardiac tamponade or thickening of pericardium (visceral and parietal), but constrictive physiology was observed by echocardiography and cardiac computed tomography. These noninvasive imaging modalities provided clinical clues to make precise diagnosis. The patient underwent surgical drainage of pericardial fluid and visceral pericardiectomy, which resulted in improved hemodynamics and symptoms.
Meng-Yu Chen; Yih-Sharng Chen; Shyh-Jye Chen; Chun-Wei Lu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-2-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric cardiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1432-1971     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-3-1     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003849     Medline TA:  Pediatr Cardiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Pediatrics, National Taiwan University Hospital, No. 8, Chung-San South Road, Taipei, 100, Taiwan.
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