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Title: Protein-losing enteropathy in association with constrictive pericarditis
Authors: Meijers, Bj√∂rn K I ×
Schalla, Simon
Eerens, Filip
Van Suylen, Robert-J
Broers, Bernard
Cheriex, Emile M
Smedema, Jan-P #
Issue Date: Jun-2006
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
Series Title: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging vol:22 issue:3-4 pages:389-92
Abstract: Although acute pericarditis is a common and usual benign disorder, sometimes evolution to constrictive pericarditis may occur. We present a case of constrictive pericarditis late after coronary bypass grafting, complicated by right sided heart failure. Edema formation was aggravated due to protein-losing enteropathy, resulting in hypoalbuminemia. Imaging of constrictive pericarditis was done by ultrasound as well as simultaneous pressure recording of the right and left ventricle. Imaging of intestinal protein loss was possible using intravenous Technetium-99m-labelled human serum albumin.
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ISSN: 1569-5794
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory of Nephrology
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