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Constrictive pericarditis

Constrictive pericarditis I. What every physician needs to know. Constrictive pericarditis represents the end stage of an inflammatory process involving the pericardium, resulting in thickening, dense fibrosis, and adhesions of the pericardium. The scarring forms a non-compliant shell around the heart and prevents it from increasing output in response to peripheral demand. The scarring impairs…

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