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A case of recurrent pericardial constriction presenting with severe pulmonary hypertension.
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PMID:  24015347     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Chronic constrictive pericarditis (CP) is a relatively rare condition in which the pericardium becomes fibrotic and noncompliant, eventually resulting in heart failure due to impaired ventricular filling. The only curative treatment is pericardiectomy. Classically, CP does not usually cause severe pulmonary hypertension. When attempting to differentiate CP from restrictive cardiomyopathy, the presence of severely elevated pulmonary arterial pressure is used as a diagnostic criterion ruling against CP. We present a case of proven recurrent pericardial constriction following pericardiectomy presenting with severe pulmonary hypertension.
Nathan W Brunner; Krithika Ramachandran; Kristina T Kudelko; Yon K Sung; Edda Spiekerkoetter; Phillip C Yang; Roham T Zamanian; Vinicio de Jesus Perez
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pulmonary circulation     Volume:  3     ISSN:  2045-8932     ISO Abbreviation:  Pulm Circ     Publication Date:  2013 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-09-09     Completed Date:  2013-09-09     Revised Date:  2014-03-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101557243     Medline TA:  Pulm Circ     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  436-9     Citation Subset:  -    
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