Surgical Treatment Of Constrictive Pericarditis

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Zahoor Ahmad Khan
Shahkar Shah
Munilla Shabnam Khattak
Rosina Jan


A review of 20 cases of Chronic Constrictive Pericarditis is presented in this paper. They were operated upon in Cadiothoraeic Surgical Unit, PGMI , Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar. Age ranged from 14 years to 65 years, the mean age of 36.8 years. 14 were males and 6 females. Perioperative mortality was 10%. Most of them were due to in NYHA – class III & IV. All of them were due to tuberculosis. Post-operatively all of them were in NYHA – class II or I.

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Khan ZA, Shah S, Khattak MS, Jan R. Surgical Treatment Of Constrictive Pericarditis. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2011 Aug. 25 [cited 2023 Feb. 4];6(1). Available from:
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