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Constrictive pericarditis

Case contributed by Dr Mate Kover

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Dyspnea

Patient Data

Age: 75 years
Gender: Female
X-ray

Chest

Pericardial calcification on the right side and the inferior border.

Case Discussion

On the frontal radiograph, the pericardial calcification suggests constrictive pericarditis, leading to diastolic dysfunction and right heart failure.

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Case information

rID: 82425
Published: 26th Sep 2020
Last edited: 7th Jan 2021
System: Cardiac, Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Hungarian Defence Forces Medical Center

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