Constrictive pericarditis with atrial septal defect.

Yoshihisa Tanoue, Yukihiro Tomita, Takashi Kajiwara, Ryuji Tominaga

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We report on a case of constrictive pericarditis (CP) with atrial septal defect (ASD) in a 50-year-old man. The combination of CP with ASD is rare and occasionally difficult to diagnose. Transthoracic echocardiography demonstrated ASD, but the finding of a thickened pericardium was poor. Diagnosis was confirmed by cardiac catheterization. Pericardiectomy and direct closure of ASD was performed during cardioplegic arrest under the support of cardiopulmonary bypass. The postoperative course was uneventful with marked improvement in symptoms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)373-375
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : official journal of the Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Gastroenterology


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