Prevalence, hemodynamics, and cytokine profile of effusive-constrictive pericarditis in patients with tuberculous pericardial effusion.

BACKGROUND:Effusive constrictive pericarditis (ECP) is visceral constriction in conjunction with compressive pericardial effusion. The prevalence of proven tuberculous ECP is unknown. Whilst ECP is distinguished from effusive disease on hemodynamic grounds, it is unknown whether effusive-constrictiv...

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Main Authors: Mpiko Ntsekhe, Kerryn Matthews, Faisal F Syed, Armin Deffur, Motasim Badri, Patrick J Commerford, Bernard J Gersh, Katalin A Wilkinson, Robert J Wilkinson, Bongani M Mayosi
Format: Article
Published: Public Library of Science (PLoS) 2013-01-01
Series:PLoS ONE
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