Occult constrictive pericardial disease emerging 40 years after chest radiation therapy: a case report

BACKGROUND The main etiology of constrictive pericarditis (CP) has changed from tuberculosis to therapeutic mediastinal radiation and cardiac surgery. Occult constrictive pericardial disease (OCPD) is a covert disease in which CP is manifested in a condition of volume overload. CASE PRESENTATION A 60-year-old patient with a history of thoracic radiation… (More)