Constrictive pericarditis: serial hemodynamic studies with an explanation for reversible congestive phenomena.

@article{Murphy1958ConstrictivePS,
  title={Constrictive pericarditis: serial hemodynamic studies with an explanation for reversible congestive phenomena.},
  author={Tanya Murphy and J Meyer and Judy Chase},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1958},
  volume={18 4 Part 1},
  pages={526-32}
}
A new explanation for certain instances of acute reversible congestive phenomena in constrictive pericarditis is offered on the basis of 6 patients studied clinically and by right heart catheterization. In 2 cases intermittent tamponade in the presence of a rigid pericardiuma accounted for the reversibility of the congestive state, as contrasted with 4 cases presenting the chronic progressive course of classical constrictive pericarditis. The diaginosis in the 6 cases was proved by surgery or… CONTINUE READING