Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/129178
Title: Constrictive pericarditis in the modern era: Evolving clinical spectrum and impact on outcome after pericardiectomy
Authors: Ling, L.H. 
Oh, J.K.
Schaff, H.V.
Danielson, G.K.
Mahoney, D.W.
Seward, J.B.
Tajik, A.J.
Keywords: Pericarditis
Prognosis
Surgery
Issue Date: 28-Sep-1999
Citation: Ling, L.H.,Oh, J.K.,Schaff, H.V.,Danielson, G.K.,Mahoney, D.W.,Seward, J.B.,Tajik, A.J. (1999-09-28). Constrictive pericarditis in the modern era: Evolving clinical spectrum and impact on outcome after pericardiectomy. Circulation 100 (13) : 1380-1386. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Background - The clinical spectrum of constrictive pericarditis (CP) has been affected by a change in incidence of etiological factors. We sought to determine the impact of these changes on the outcome of pericardiectomy. Methods and Results - The contemporary spectrum of CP in 135 patients (76% male) evaluated at the Mayo Clinic from 1985 to 1995 was compared with that of a historic cohort. Notable trends were an increasing frequency of CP due to cardiac surgery and mediastinal radiation and presentation in older patients (median age, 61 versus 45 years). Perioperative mortality decreased (6% versus 14%, P=0.011), but late survival was inferior to that of an age- and sex-matched US population (57±8% at 10 years). The long-term outcome was predicted independently by 3 variables in stepwise logistic regression analyses: (1) age, (2) NYHA class, and most powerfully, (3) a postradiation cause. Of 90 late survivors in whom functional class could be determined, functional status had improved markedly (2.6±0.7 at baseline versus 1.5±0.8 at latest follow-up [P
Source Title: Circulation
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/129178
ISSN: 00097322
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