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Pericardiectomy in pregnancy
  1. P. M. Richardson,
  2. B. T. Le Roux,
  3. N. M. A. Rogers,
  4. M. S. Gotsman
  1. Cardiac Unit, University of Natal, Republic of South Africa
  2. Thoracic Surgical Unit, University of Natal, Republic of South Africa

    Abstract

    Details are presented which relate to a patient in whom constrictive pericarditis developed during pregnancy. Successful pericardiectomy was performed at 24 weeks gestation and a normal infant was delivered at term. The results of medical and surgical treatment of cardiac patients during pregnancy, the results of pericardiectomy, and the risk to the foetus are discussed.

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