A case history is presented of a patients with postoperative constrictive pericarditis (PCP) after five months of coronary artery bypass grafting. No previous report was found in Hungary on this subject. The authors summarize the main points of etiology, diagnosis and treatment of PCP according the data found in the literature. They point out that the possibility of PCP should arise in every case when the patient's health deteriorates after open heart surgery especially in the case of serious right heart failure. The diagnosis is very important because the patient can be cured with a subsequent open heart surgery.
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 17 1994|
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