Chronic Pericarditis with Effusion
Pericarditis with effusion is sometimes a chronic disease, an exception to the general rule that it is acute rather than chronic. Illustrative cases are described. Features of interest are the prominent third heart sound, the large P waves, the thrombi in the right atrium, the progression to constrictive pericarditis, and the resemblance in several respects to mitral stenosis.
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