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What are the symptoms of constrictive pericarditis?

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Dr. Mark Rasak
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Varies

Can range from mild shortness of breathe with exertion to flash pulmonay edema and florid heart failure.

In brief: Varies

Can range from mild shortness of breathe with exertion to flash pulmonay edema and florid heart failure.
Dr. Mark Rasak
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Dr. Jesus Yap
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Edema

The most striking finding in constrictive pericarditis is severe edema with minimal respiratory symptoms unlike in patients with heart failure.
The neck veins are engorged, the abdomen is distended with enlarged liver and ascites and the extremities are severely swollen and yet patient appears to be quite comfortable even when lying in bed nearly flat

In brief: Edema

The most striking finding in constrictive pericarditis is severe edema with minimal respiratory symptoms unlike in patients with heart failure.
The neck veins are engorged, the abdomen is distended with enlarged liver and ascites and the extremities are severely swollen and yet patient appears to be quite comfortable even when lying in bed nearly flat
Dr. Jesus Yap
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Dr. Jesus Yap
Other than perhaps sign of pleural effusion,the lungs are often clear by auscultation
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