Calcific constrictive pericarditis in a patient presenting with right heart failure [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2008; 36(6): 397-399

Calcific constrictive pericarditis in a patient presenting with right heart failure

İlknur Can1, Ülkü Kerimoğlu2, Kurtuluş Özdemir1
1Selcuk University Meram School of Medicine Department of Cardiology Konya, Turkey
2Selcuk University Meram School of Medicine Department of Radiology Konya, Turkey

A 45-year-old man presented with gradual dyspnea, abdominal distension, and pedal edema of six-month history. A lateral chest x-ray demonstrated severe, dense calcification of the pericardium. Two-dimensional and pulsed-wave Doppler echocardiography demonstrated signs of constrictive pericarditis. Chest computed tomography showed diffuse, incomplete calcification of the pericardium and a dilated superior vena cava. The patient refused pericardiectomy, so medical treatment was instituted.

Keywords: Calcinosis, echocardiography, heart failure; pericarditis, constrictive/pathology

How to cite this article
İlknur Can, Ülkü Kerimoğlu, Kurtuluş Özdemir. Calcific constrictive pericarditis in a patient presenting with right heart failure. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2008; 36(6): 397-399

Corresponding Author: İlknur Can, Türkiye
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