Constrictive pericarditis most commonly results from fibrosis and adhesions of the parietal and visceral pericardium due to long-standing inflammation. Common etiologies include idiopathic, post-surgical, radiation injury and infectious etiologies including tuberculosis. Traumatic hemopericardium is a rare cause of constrictive pericarditis but atraumatic hemopericardium causing constrictive pericarditis has not been reported in the literature to date. We present a case of constrictive pericarditis from an atraumatic hemopericardium after systemic thrombolysis for a massive pulmonary embolism.
Hanif, Muhammad Asad; Shrestha, Biraj; Hanif, Hira; Shahzad, Aamir; Suwal, Amar; Shah, Smit; Oladiran, Oreoluwa; Macciocca, Michael; and Donato, Anthony A.
"Constrictive Pericarditis from an Atraumatic Hemopericardium after Systemic Thrombolysis for a Massive Pulmonary Embolism,"
Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives: Vol. 13:
2, Article 10.
Available at: https://scholarlycommons.gbmc.org/jchimp/vol13/iss2/10