Idiopathic Effusive-Constrictive Pericarditis

  • Anastasios Papaspyropoulos West Attica Hospital, Athens
  • Eirini Andrikou West Attika Hospital, Athens
  • Eleni Kalkandi West Attica Hospital, Athens
  • Athanasios Kranidis West Attica Hospital, Athens
Keywords: pericardial effusion, effusive-constrictive pericarditis, cardiac tamponade, pericardial constriction, pericardiocentesis

Abstract

We herein describe the case of a 71-year-old man, who presented with clinical manifestations of congestive heart failure, in whom non-invasive imaging techniques played a decisive role in arriving at the correct diagnosis of effusive-constrictive pericarditis.

Author Biography

Anastasios Papaspyropoulos, West Attica Hospital, Athens
Specialty: Cardiology
Published
2012-04-11
Section
ATHENS CARDIOLOGY UPDATE 2012