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A 39-year-old member asked:

can constrictive pericardium's symptoms return after having an operation?

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Dr. ARMAN Askari
Cardiology 24 years experience
Yes: However, this is less common when performed by an experienced surgeon.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

What is done with the pericardium after the surgery?

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Dr. Alon Gitig
Cardiology 20 years experience
Pathology inspects: The pericardium, once removed, is sent to pathology for routine histologic examination, in order to determine any abnormal appearance, and what might be the specific disease process causing that appearance. Special stains for tumor types and other diseases can be done as well, as can cultures for infectious organisms.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Will constrictive pericardium's symptoms return after having operation to strip?

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Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 36 years experience
Possible: Yes it is possible. If the pericardium was not totally stripped then there is a potential for recurrence of symptoms.

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Last updated Oct 15, 2012

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