Constrictive pericarditis after cardiac transplantation: a case report and literature review.

Kumar R, Entrikin DW, Ntim WO, Carr JJ, Kincaid EH, Hines MH, Oaks TE, Thohan V
J Heart Lung Transplant. 2008 27 (10): 1158-61

PMID: 18926409 · DOI:10.1016/j.healun.2008.07.010

We present a patient who was found to have constrictive pericarditis 6 months after cardiac allograft transplantation. The many invasive and non-invasive diagnostic procedures that were undertaken are reviewed, as is the gross pathology seen during surgery. In addition, the entity of constriction in the transplant patient is placed in context by an examination of the previous literature.

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Cardiomyopathy, Dilated Diastole Heart Transplantation Humans Male Middle Aged Pericarditis, Constrictive Postoperative Complications Tachycardia, Ventricular Treatment Outcome Ventricular Function, Left

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