Chronic Idiopathic Pericardial Effusion
With Special Reference to the Development of Constrictive Pericarditis
Chronic idiopathic pericardial effusion is an unusual condition that causes severe congestive heart failure and may be an early stage in the development of constrictive pericarditis. A case is reported and some other cases from the literature are reviewed in order to present the clinical features and treatment of this condition.
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