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[ill]current Cardiac Constriction [ill]ter Pericardiectomy

Robert A. Pick, MC, USNR; Bill C. Joswig, MC, USNR; Colin M. Bloor, MD
Arch Intern Med. 1984;144(10):2061-2063. doi:10.1001/archinte.1984.04400010186032.
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Dependent edema, ascites, and exertional dyspnea devel[ill]d in a patient seven months after pericardiectomy for [ill]strictive pericarditis. Cardiac catheterization documented [ill]strictive physiology. At the second operation, he was [ill]nd to have extensive mediastinal fibrosis that encased the [ill]rt. Postmortem examination showed a fibrocartilagenous [ill]skeleton that encased both ventricles. Possible etiologies this unusual reconstriction are discussed.

[ill]Arch Intern Med 1984;144:2061-2063)


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