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Heart failure due to a post-traumatic calcified pericardial hematoma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18941647     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Chest-wall trauma can produce bleeding into the pericardium and initiate a process of inflammation, calcification, and scarring that may eventually produce pericardial constriction. Herein, we present an unusual case of a man who experienced chest trauma at age 16 years, and developed heart failure 40 years later secondary to a large, calcified pericardial hematoma. During its prolonged genesis, the pericardial mass became deeply embedded in the myocardium and produced evidence of both constrictive and restrictive cardiomyopathy. Despite attempted surgical resection, the lesion could not be completely removed, nor could its hemodynamic impact be completely resolved.
Amit H Manhas; Robert T Martin; George J Reul; Raymond F Stainback
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Texas Heart Institute journal / from the Texas Heart Institute of St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0730-2347     ISO Abbreviation:  Tex Heart Inst J     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-22     Completed Date:  2009-01-09     Revised Date:  2013-05-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8214622     Medline TA:  Tex Heart Inst J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  345-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Section of Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Calcinosis / diagnosis*,  surgery
Diagnosis, Differential
Fatal Outcome
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Failure / etiology*,  surgery
Hematoma / diagnosis*,  surgery
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Middle Aged
Pericardial Effusion / diagnosis*,  surgery
Pericarditis, Constrictive / diagnosis*,  surgery
Thoracic Injuries / complications*
Wounds, Nonpenetrating / complications*

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