effusive constrictive pericarditis
- effusive constrictive pericarditis
- pericarditis characterized by pericardial effusion in the presence of visceral pericardial constriction, manifest as continued elevation of right atrial pressure after pericardiocentesis; it often leads to chronic constrictive pericarditis.
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