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October 2, 1967

Chronic Constrictive Pericarditis With Unexpected Remission

Author Affiliations

From the Medical Service, Veterans Administration Hospital, Philadelphia.

JAMA. 1967;202(1):66-68. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03130140124030

A case of classic chronic calcific constrictive pericarditis had a benign 11-year course until appearance of an intercurrent lymphoma. Following treatment of the lymphoma there was a remission in the hemodynamic abnormalities caused by the pericarditis. It is important to consider complicating factors in the evaluation of constrictive pericarditis.