Pericarditis Constrictive-Effusive Publications (5)


Pericarditis Constrictive-Effusive Publications

Case Rep Med
Case Rep Med 2013 1;2013:439505. Epub 2013 Apr 1.
Cardiology Service, San Antonio Military Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, TX 78234, USA.

Effusive constrictive cholesterol pericarditis is exceedingly rare. Most cases have an unclear etiology but can be associated with rheumatoid arthritis, tuberculosis infection, and hypothyroidism. The hallmark of the effusion is the distinctively high levels of cholesterol. Read More

We present the case of a 68-year-old male with prolonged symptoms of dyspnea with associated moderate pericardial effusion that were later determined to be constrictive effusive etiology, and the patient was referred for stripping with pathologic cholesterol crystal formation on pathology review.

Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg
Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 2007 Feb 10;6(1):139-41. Epub 2006 Oct 10.
Timisoara Institute for Cardiovascular Diseases, Str. Gh. Adam, Nr.13A, 1900 Timisoara, Romania.

Spontaneous aortic rupture, without any history of previous thoracic trauma, infection or acute thoracic pain is an extremely rare and potentially life-threatening event. Its diagnosis, in the absence of acute symptoms, is usually delayed and relies on secondary signs. While the etiology is atherosclerotic in most cases, the exact mechanisms of rupture have only recently been uncovered. Read More

Treatment may be surgical, endovascular or by a combined procedure, according to the anatomy, location and expertise of the medical team.

Catheter Cardiovasc Interv
Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2005 May;65(1):43-6
Section of Cardiology, Hospital of Saint Raphael-Yale University School of Medicine, 1450 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06511, USA.

Dialysis pericarditis is a relatively uncommon cause of pericardial constriction and may be found in patients with end-stage renal disease receiving adequate renal replacement therapy. We present a patient with end-stage renal disease maintained on chronic peritoneal dialysis who developed severe myopericardial calcification over a 2-month period demonstrated by sequential chest computed tomographic scanning. The characteristic hemodynamic findings of constrictive-effusive pericarditis, obtained during cardiac catheterization, are presented and discussed. Read More

J Am Soc Echocardiogr
J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2003 Dec;16(12):1331-3
Section of Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine, The Methodist DeBakey Heart Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA.

This case report details a patient with a cardiac angiosarcoma who had an unusual presentation with hemodynamics consistent with mitral stenosis and constrictive-effusive pericarditis. It illustrates how transesophageal echocardiography adds to the information obtained from transthoracic imaging and hemodynamics in this unusual presentation of a cardiac tumor. Read More