Constrictive pericarditis history and symptoms

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Huda A. Karman, M.D.

Overview

The clinical history of pericardial constriction cannot be solely used to make a diagnosis due to the multiple symptoms this disease presents. The symptoms may not be recognizable to the patients considering they develop slowly and over time. The early symptoms of pericardial constriction are often more consistent with liver disease and the patient may be erroneously referred for imaging studies of the liver.

Symptoms

Symptoms of chronic constrictive pericarditis include:[1]

References

  1. Sohn DW (2012). "Constrictive Pericarditis as a Never Ending Story: What's New?". Korean Circ J. 42 (3): 143–50. doi:10.4070/kcj.2012.42.3.143. PMC 3318085. PMID 22493608.



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