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Pericarditis - constrictive

  • Alternative Names

    Constrictive pericarditis


    Constrictive pericarditis in some cases is not preventable.

    However, conditions that can lead to constrictive pericarditis should be adequately treated.


    LeWinter MM. Pericardial diseases. In: Libby P, Bonow RO, Mann DL, Zipes DP, eds. Braunwald's Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine. 8th ed. St. Louis, Mo: WB Saunders; 2007:chap 70.