Ann Thorac Surg 2012;93:325. doi:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2011.06.013
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Images in Cardiothoracic Surgery
Severely Calcified Pericardium: The Crown of Thorns
Jose Rubio-Alvarez, MD, PhDa,*,
Anxo Martinez de Alegria, MD, PhDb,
Juan Sierra-Quiroga, MD, PhDa,
Jose Manuel Martinez-Comendador, MD, PhDa
a Department of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital Santiago de Compostela, La Coruña, Spain
b Department of Radiology, University Hospital Santiago de Compostela, La Coruña, Spain
* Address correspondence to Dr Rubio-Alvarez, University Hospital Santiago de Compostela, Framan-Bugallido 15866, La Coruña, Spain (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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A 40-year-old woman was admitted for heart failure. Echocardiography revealed a thickened and calcified pericardium. A chest radiograph showed pericardial calcification (Fig 1A). She did not report any epidemiology or contact . . . [Full Text of this Article]
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