Constrictive Pericarditis with Extensive Calcification and Caseous Necrosis.


:Constrictive pericarditis is a disease where loss of pericardial elasticity and restriction of filling of the cardiac chambers occurs. It is most often seen as an associated symptom of heart failure. Pericardiectomy provides effective treatment for patients with symptomatic constrictive pericarditis, although high rates of morbidity and mortality are related to the procedure. We present a case with extensive calcification, massive caseous necrosis and an important impairment of right ventricular function successfully operated in our institution.


Braz J Cardiovasc Surg


Volpe MA,Paredes JEM,Maron E,Sanchez ISM,Oliveira JAP,Silveira LZD




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