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Calcific Constrictive Pericarditis: Putting Things in a Nutshell

Vivekananthan Poongavanam, Sivakumar Mudalipalayam Nandakumar

Keywords : Calcific pericarditis, Constrictive pericarditis, Eggshell calcification, Pericardiectomy

Citation Information : Poongavanam V, Nandakumar SM. Calcific Constrictive Pericarditis: Putting Things in a Nutshell. 2022; 1 (1):20-22.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-11006-0008

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 31-08-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Calcified pericarditis is a rare occurrence, most commonly seen with constrictive pericarditis. Our patient was a rare case where the presentation was a seizure, with the rare complication of refractory prolonged corrected QT interval (QTc) ventricular tachycardia, which was appropriately managed. The diagnosis of calcific pericarditis arrived early, the patient stabilized in the intensive care unit (ICU) appropriately and underwent the definitive surgery on time to survive this fatal condition.

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