Cystic tuberculous constrictive pericarditis

Croome, Kristopher Patrick; Landis, Mark S.; Bach, David; Chu, Michael W. A.; McKenzie, Neil
July 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/17/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 2, p148
Academic Journal
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.


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