TITLE

Cystic tuberculous constrictive pericarditis

AUTHOR(S)
Croome, Kristopher Patrick; Landis, Mark S.; Bach, David; Chu, Michael W. A.; McKenzie, Neil
PUB. DATE
July 2007
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/17/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 2, p148
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article describes a case of cystic tuberculous constrictive pericarditis in a 76-year-old woman with a history of childhood tuberculosis. She had been experiencing peripheral edema and episodes of shortness of breath. Upon examination, her neck veins were grossly distended. Although her systolic function was normal, she had an end-diastolic filling impairment consistent with constrictive pericarditis, and a computed tomography scan revealed calcification on the undersurface of the heart.
ACCESSION #
25627575

 

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