Surgical Treatment of Chronic Constrictive Pericarditis, Is Tuberculosis Still a Common Cause?

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Alireza Alizadeh Ghavidel 1 , * , Hossein Javadpour 1 , **

1 Iran

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How to Cite: Alizadeh Ghavidel A, Javadpour H. Surgical Treatment of Chronic Constrictive Pericarditis, Is Tuberculosis Still a Common Cause?, Multidiscip Cardio Annal. 2009 ; 2(3):e8715.

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Multidisciplinary Cardiovascular Annals: 2 (3); e8715
Published Online: January 01, 2009
Article Type: Research Article
Received: September 11, 2016
Accepted: January 01, 2009

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Abstract

Constrictive pericarditis (C.P) demonstrates a heterogeneous pattern and has different aetiologies depending on the geographic areas of reported pericarditis. Today in the western hemisphere radiation and previous cardiac surgery have become important causes of CP, but it seems that Tuberculosis is still a common cause of C.P in developing countries

Keywords

Constrictive Pericarditis, Pericardiectomy, Tuberculosis, Heart Failure

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