Constrictive pericarditis

Suganya Karikalan, Iqbal Ratnani, Salim Surani

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The scarring and loss of elasticity in post-acute pericarditis results in constrictive pericarditis. Most common cause of constrictive pericarditis remains idiopathic. Constrictive pericarditis accounts for mortality of 7.3% in patients treated surgically with pericardiectomy and 6.8% with in patients who are managed medically. With the emergence of new viruses and the increased prevalence of chronic and autoimmune illnesses, the causes of constrictive pericarditis keeps growing. Early diagnosis and interventions to prevent the occurrence of acute pericarditis are essential to reduce the morbidity arising from constrictive pericarditis such as pain, heart failure, tamponade, and arrhythmia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPericarditis
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Diagnosis to Treatment
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781685079604
ISBN (Print)9781685077648
StatePublished - May 24 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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