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Published online: 2008-08-27
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Case report
Constrictive pericarditis in the course of rheumatoid arthritis

Artur Chmiel, Katarzyna Mizia-Stec, Joanna Wierzbicka-Chmiel, Maciej Haberka, Zbigniew Gąsior
Kardiol Pol 2008;66(8):879-884.

open access

Vol 66, No 8 (2008)
Other
Published online: 2008-08-27
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

We describe a case of a patient with advanced heart failure. On the basis of clinical status, echocardiography and the results of magnetic resonance, constrictive pericarditis was diagnosed. The seropositive rheumatoid arthritis was the cause of the constriction. Constrictive pericarditis should be considered in differential diagnosis in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and heart failure.

Abstract

We describe a case of a patient with advanced heart failure. On the basis of clinical status, echocardiography and the results of magnetic resonance, constrictive pericarditis was diagnosed. The seropositive rheumatoid arthritis was the cause of the constriction. Constrictive pericarditis should be considered in differential diagnosis in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and heart failure.
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Keywords

constrictive pericarditis; rheumatoid arthritis

About this article
Title

Case report
Constrictive pericarditis in the course of rheumatoid arthritis

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 66, No 8 (2008)

Pages

879-884

Published online

2008-08-27

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2008;66(8):879-884.

Keywords

constrictive pericarditis
rheumatoid arthritis

Authors

Artur Chmiel
Katarzyna Mizia-Stec
Joanna Wierzbicka-Chmiel
Maciej Haberka
Zbigniew Gąsior

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