Cholesterol pericarditis terminating as constrictive calcific pericarditis: Follow-up study of patient with 40 year history of disease

Robert J. Stanley, Ramiah Subramanian, J. T. Lie

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This is a follow-up report of a patient with idiopathic cholesterol pericarditis (previously described in this Journal in 1961). The patient had had recurrent pericardial effusions since 1939, and died with calcific constrictive pericarditis some 40 years later. In the interim, the patient had an extended period (17 years) of symptomatic relief after pericardiotomy in 1958.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)511-514
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1980


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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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