Calcific constrictive pericarditis in a patient presenting with right heart failure.

Ilknur Can, Ulkü Kerimoǧlu, Kurtuluş Ozdemir

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Abstract

A 45-year-old man presented with gradual dyspnea, abdominal distension, and pedal edema of six-month history. A lateral chest x-ray demonstrated severe, dense calcification of the pericardium. Two-dimensional and pulsed-wave Doppler echocardiography demonstrated signs of constrictive pericarditis. Chest computed tomography showed diffuse, incomplete calcification of the pericardium and a dilated superior vena cava. The patient refused pericardiectomy, so medical treatment was instituted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)397-399
Number of pages3
JournalTürk Kardiyoloji Derneǧi arşivi : Türk Kardiyoloji Derneǧinin yayin organidir
Volume36
Issue number6
StatePublished - Sep 2008

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