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A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 74  

Heart failure due to massive constrictive calcific pericarditis


Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN, USA

Date of Web Publication26-Oct-2018

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Dr. Jorge A Brenes-Salazar
Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester MN 55905
USA
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1995-705X.244188

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Brenes-Salazar JA. Heart failure due to massive constrictive calcific pericarditis. Heart Views 2018;19:74

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Brenes-Salazar JA. Heart failure due to massive constrictive calcific pericarditis. Heart Views [serial online] 2018 [cited 2018 Dec 19];19:74. Available from: http://www.heartviews.org/text.asp?2018/19/2/74/244188



Although ischemic cardiomyopathy and diastolic dysfunction account for most of the cases of clinical heart failure, constrictive pericarditis should be entertained in the differential diagnosis [Figure 1], particularly when right-sided failure is predominant. Surgical pericardiectomy, if feasible, is the treatment of choice.
[Figure 1]: (a) Thin-slice computed tomography scan, bone window, displaying exuberant pericardial calcification (bracket). (b) Angiography of the right coronary artery confirms extensive irregular calcium deposits along the pericardium (arrows)

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