chronic constrictive pericarditis

chron·ic con·stric·tive per·i·car·di·tis

scarring of the pericardium with thickening of the membrane and prolonged constriction of the cardiac chambers.
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1) Because chronic constrictive pericarditis can present with signs and symptoms similar to other disease processes such as chronic pulmonary emboli, Budd-Chiari syndrome, cirrhosis of the liver, or restrictive cardiomyopathy, the identification of diagnostic radiographic signs has become increasingly valuable.
Needle embolus causing cardiac puncture and chronic constrictive pericarditis.
In Case 1, pericardial involvement in the acute stage of Q fever likely progressed to chronic constrictive pericarditis because diagnosis and appropriate treatment were delayed.

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