Heart Views

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Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 74-

Heart failure due to massive constrictive calcific pericarditis


Jorge A Brenes-Salazar 
 Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN, USA

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Jorge A Brenes-Salazar
Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester MN 55905
USA




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


How to cite this URL:
Brenes-Salazar JA. Heart failure due to massive constrictive calcific pericarditis. Heart Views [serial online] 2018 [cited 2020 Sep 22 ];19:74-74
Available from: http://www.heartviews.org/text.asp?2018/19/2/74/244188


Full Text



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}

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