Primary acute pericardial disease: a prospective series of 231 consecutive patients.

@article{PermanyerMiralda1985PrimaryAP,
  title={Primary acute pericardial disease: a prospective series of 231 consecutive patients.},
  author={Gaiet{\'a} Permanyer-Miralda and Jaume Sagrist{\`a}-Sauleda and Jordi Soler-Soler},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={1985},
  volume={56 10},
  pages={623-30}
}
A series of 231 patients with "primary" acute pericardial disease (acute pericarditis or tamponade presenting without an apparent cause) were studied according to the following protocol: general clinical and laboratory studies (stage I), pericardiocentesis (stage II), pericardial biopsy (stage III) and blind antituberculous therapy (stage IV). In 32 patients (14%) a specific etiologic diagnosis was obtained (13 with neoplasia, 9 with tuberculosis, 4 with collagen vascular disease, 2 with… CONTINUE READING
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