9 doctors weighed in:
What sort of disease is constrictive pericarditis?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
7 doctors agree
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
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Thank
1 comment
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
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).
Dr. Eric Toloza
Dr. Eric Toloza
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Marsha Davis
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
24 years in practice
67M people helped
Continue
107,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors