A 36-year-old male asked:
what is the definition or description of: constrictive pericarditis?
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Dr. Mark Lubienski answered
36 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Squeeze: Constrictive pericarditis is caused by inflammation from whatever source(cancer, infection,trauma) causing thickening and constriction of pericardial sac around heart. As it gets worse it limits hearts ability to fil and starts affecting delivery of blood to lungs and other organs. Treatments aim to allow heart free full function and may even involve surgical removal of the pericardial sac in cert
Answered on Apr 27, 2020
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