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postinflammatory thickening and scarring of the membrane producing constriction of the cardiac chambers; may be acute, subacute, or chronic. Formerly called chronic constrictive pericarditis.
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Fibrous thickening of the pericardium that restricts diastolic filling of the heart, often resulting from infection, surgery, or radiation.
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constrictive pericarditisCardiology A condition characterized by a chronic inflammation, fibrosis and scarring of a pericardium contracted to the point of compromising normal diastolic filling of the ventricles Etiology Infection, connective tissue disease, malignancy, trauma, metabolic disorders–eg uremia, RT, sarcoidosis, asbestosis, previous MI, TB, viral infection, cardiac surgery Clinical Right-sided CHF, ↓ cardiac output Complications Cardiac tamponade, pulmonary edema Management Surgical incision. See Pericardium.
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con·stric·tive per·i·car·di·tis(kŏn-strik'tiv per'i-kahr-dī'tis)
Postinflammatory thickening and scarring of the membrane producing constriction of the cardiac chambers; may be acute, subacute, or chronic. Formerly called chronic constrictive pericarditis.
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constrictive pericarditisInflammation and thickening by fibrous tissue of the outer covering of the heart (pericardium) that prevents normal relaxation and filling of the heart chambers. Also known as Pick's disease (F.J. Pick, 1867–1926, German physician).
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