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A rare cause of constrictive pericarditis: primary cardiac lymphoma.

Authors
  • Ho, Hee Hwa
  • Kwok, On Hing
  • Chui, Wing Hung
  • Wang, Elaine
  • Chau, Mo Chee
  • Chow, Wing Hing
Type
Published Article
Journal
International Journal of Cardiology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jan 11, 2008
Volume
123
Issue
2
Pages
208–209
Identifiers
PMID: 17363082
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We described a patient who presented with symptoms of heart failure and was found to have diastolic heart failure. Several investigations pointed to the diagnosis of constrictive pericarditis which was later confirmed by cardiac catheterisation. The etiology turns out to be primary cardiac lymphoma which is extremely rare in immunocompetent patients. This is followed by a brief review on the clinical presentation, diagnostic approach and management of primary cardiac lymphoma.

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