Constrictive Pericarditis with Extensive Pericardial Calcification: Case Report and Review of Literature
Received Date: Oct 05, 2021 / Accepted Date: Oct 19, 2021 / Published Date: Oct 26, 2021
Constrictive pericarditis refers to inflammation of the pericardial sac, possibly leading to acute heart failure. More than 80% cases are presumed to be due to recent or remote viral illnesses. Prominent features include chest pain, dyspnea and Electrocardiogram (ECG) revealing P-R segment depression, diffuse concave ST segment elevation, and T-wave inversion. Echocardiogram and cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) can help establish diagnosis. Over time, the pericardium can undergo fibrosis or calcification resulting in excessive symptoms. After medical management with ibuprofen, colchicine or steroids, partial or complete pericardiectomy is considered. We are presenting a case with constrictive pericarditis due to extensive pericardial calcification, and ultimate resolution with pericardiectomy.
Keywords: Constrictive pericarditis; Coxsackievirus; Pericardial calcification; Pericardiectomy
Citation: Mahajan P, Naik A, Aedma SK, Mehta R, Ally S, et al. (2021) Constrictive Pericarditis with Extensive Pericardial Calcification: Case Report and Review of Literature. J Card Pulm Rehabil 5: 147. Doi: 10.4172/jcpr.1000147
Copyright: © 2021 Mahajan P, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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