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      Constrictive Pericarditis following Coronary-Artery Bypass Grafting in a Patient with Chronic Asymptomatic Pericardial Disease

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      Cardiology

      S. Karger AG

      Pericardial constriction, Coronary bypass

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          Constrictive pericarditis is a rare complication of open-heart surgery. We describe a patient who was found at the time of coronary artery bypass surgery to have asymptomatic pericardial thickening and subsequently developed rapidly progressive constrictive pericarditis. At operation for pericardiectomy, the bypass graft to the posterior descending coronary artery was found to be strangled by fibrous tissue while the remaining two bypass grafts were patent. Following pericardiectomy, the patient made a good recovery.

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          CRD
          Cardiology
          10.1159/issn.0008-6312
          Cardiology
          S. Karger AG
          0008-6312
          1421-9751
          1983
          1983
          07 November 2008
          : 70
          : 5
          : 280-283
          Affiliations
          Departments of Cardiology, Internal Medicine A and Cardiac Surgery, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel
          Article
          173605 Cardiology 1983;70:280–283
          10.1159/000173605
          6607772
          © 1983 S. Karger AG, Basel

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