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What sort of disease is constrictive pericarditis?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
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In brief: Scar formation

Scar formation in the sac enclosing the heart leads to constriction of the heart and interfere with the pumping function.
It causes back-up of blood in the liver and may present as heart failure. It may result from healed infections, e.g., tuberculosis or late effect of radiation to the chest.

In brief: Scar formation

Scar formation in the sac enclosing the heart leads to constriction of the heart and interfere with the pumping function.
It causes back-up of blood in the liver and may present as heart failure. It may result from healed infections, e.g., tuberculosis or late effect of radiation to the chest.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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great answers. Wishing you'all the best
Dr. Eric Toloza
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Inflammation

Inflammation of the heart sac that makes it difficult for the heart to expand during relaxation of the heart (diastole) so it can fill with blood that it then pushes out into the body's blood vessels during contraction (systole) .
.. This can cause low blood pressure, shortness of breath, fatigue, lightheadedness, and injury to the organs (liver, kidney, brain, intestines, etc).

In brief: Inflammation

Inflammation of the heart sac that makes it difficult for the heart to expand during relaxation of the heart (diastole) so it can fill with blood that it then pushes out into the body's blood vessels during contraction (systole) .
.. This can cause low blood pressure, shortness of breath, fatigue, lightheadedness, and injury to the organs (liver, kidney, brain, intestines, etc).
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