constrictive pericarditis


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constrictive pericarditis

[kən′strik·div per·i‚kär′dīd·əs]
(medicine)
Inflammation and fibrosis of the pericardium resulting in constriction of the heart and restriction of contraction and blood flow. Also known as Pick's disease.
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Assessment of ventricular coupling with real-time cine MRI and its value to differentiate constrictive pericarditis from restrictive cardiomyopathy.
Differentiation of constrictive pericarditis from restrictive cardiomyopathy: the case for high-resolution dynamic tomographic imaging.
Cardiac involvement is rare in Gaucher disease and may be in the form of pulmonary hypertension, constrictive pericarditis, pericardial calcifications, various valvular lesions and infiltration of the myocardium.
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They then developed hemodynamic findings characteristic of constrictive pericarditis.
17) Other conditions reported to produce platypnea in the presence of PFO include pericardial effusion, (18) constrictive pericarditis, (19,20) eosinophilic endomyocardial disease, (21) idiopathic hemidiaphragm paralysis, (22) compression of right heart by a large hydatid cyst of liver, (23) and blunt chest wall trauma.