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March 29, 1976

Subacute Constrictive Uremic PericarditisSurvival After Pericardiectomy

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine, University of Illinois Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine, and the Veterans Administration West Side Hospital, Chicago.

JAMA. 1976;235(13):1351-1352. doi:10.1001/jama.1976.03260390037025

Uremic pericarditis progressed to subacute constriction despite intensive medical treatment in two patients with concomitant metabolic stress of surgery and infection. Total pericardiectomy was successful and should be done as soon as medical measures fail to resolve the pericarditis.

(JAMA 235:1351-1352, 1976)