Constrictive pericarditis.

@article{Sengupta2008ConstrictiveP,
  title={Constrictive pericarditis.},
  author={Partho P. Sengupta and Mackram F. Eleid and Bijoy K Khandheria},
  journal={Circulation journal : official journal of the Japanese Circulation Society},
  year={2008},
  volume={72 10},
  pages={
          1555-62
        }
}
Constrictive pericarditis (CP) is characterized by scarring and loss of elasticity of the pericardium, resulting in external impedance of cardiac filling. In the developed world, CP is most frequently encountered as a consequence of previous cardiac surgery, thoracic irradiation, viral or idiopathic causes. Tuberculosis still remains a common cause of CP in the developing world, immigrants from underdeveloped nations, and immunosuppressed patients. Clinical signs and symptoms of right heart… CONTINUE READING

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