Constrictive pericarditis as a late sequela of streptococcal pneumonia: diagnostic role of cardiovascular magnetic resonance.

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Colleges, School and Institutes

Abstract

We present the case of a 38-year-old man who developed constrictive pericarditis 16 months following Streptococcus pneumoniae pneumonia. We discuss the presenting features and the role of cardiovascular magnetic resonance in imaging bacterial myocarditis and chronic pericarditis.

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Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of cardiovascular medicine (Hagerstown, Md.)
Publication statusPublished - 11 Feb 2010