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March 1972

Constrictive Pericarditis Causing Tricuspid Stenosis

Author Affiliations

USN; USNR, Portsmouth, Va

From the Department of Surgery and the Cardiopulmonary Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Naval Hospital, Portsmouth, Va. Dr. Zipes is now with the Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis.

Arch Intern Med. 1972;129(3):487-490. doi:10.1001/archinte.1972.00320030107014

Constrictive pericarditis produced tricuspid stenosis in a previously healthy 22-year-old white man with a chest mass. The interesting features relate to the rarity of isolated tricuspid stenosis, the rapid progression to constriction of an apparently acute benign viral pericarditis, and the production of tricuspid stenosis by constrictive pericarditis.

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