A case report of pericardial constriction with coexisting se
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A 69-year-old female with a history of hypertension and paroxysmal atrial fibrillation presented with persistent heart failure refractory to diuretics. Ischaemic and infiltrative work-up were found to be negative with magnetic resonance imaging demonstrating trace pericardial fluid and thickening of the pericardium. Echocardiogram and right-heart catheterization demonstrated atypical haemodynamics suggestive of but not conclusive for CP, with coronary angiogram demonstrating severe left main CAD. Ultimately, the patient underwent coronary artery bypass grafting along with pericardiectomy and pericardial biopsy demonstrating constrictive physiology.

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