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Echocardiographic findings in constrictive pericarditis. A case report.

Authors
  • Elkayam, U
  • Kotler, M N
  • Segal, B
  • Parry, W
Type
Published Article
Journal
Israel journal of medical sciences
Publication Date
Nov 01, 1976
Volume
12
Issue
11
Pages
1308–1312
Identifiers
PMID: 1017932
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The echocardiographic findings in a 73-year-old woman with constrictive calcified pericarditis are presented. The diagnosis was confirmed by physical examination, chest X-rays and cardiac catheterization. The echocardiogram demonstrated abnormal motion of the interventricular septum and of the left ventricular posterior wall, multiple thickened echoes of the posterior pericardium, and a localized dense band of anterior pericardial echoes, which corresponded to the calcification seen on the chest X-ray.

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