Coccidioidal pericarditis

Implications of surgical treatment in the elderly

Antonio L. Visbal, Patrick A. DeValeria, Janis E. Blair, Matthew A. Zarka, Louis A. Lanza

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Abstract

Coccidioidal pericarditis, an uncommonly diagnosed entity, may evolve to a constrictive process. Constrictive coccidioidal pericarditis requires pericardiectomy and antifungal therapy. In the elderly, pericardiectomy may be complicated by coagulopathy and septic shock. Despite potential toxicity, use of antifungal therapy early postoperatively offers the best chance for survival.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1328-1330
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume75
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2003

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Pericardiectomy
Pericarditis
Constrictive Pericarditis
Septic Shock
Therapeutics

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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Visbal, A. L., DeValeria, P. A., Blair, J. E., Zarka, M. A., & Lanza, L. A. (2003). Coccidioidal pericarditis: Implications of surgical treatment in the elderly. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 75(4), 1328-1330. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0003-4975(02)04621-0

Coccidioidal pericarditis : Implications of surgical treatment in the elderly. / Visbal, Antonio L.; DeValeria, Patrick A.; Blair, Janis E.; Zarka, Matthew A.; Lanza, Louis A.

In: Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Vol. 75, No. 4, 01.04.2003, p. 1328-1330.

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Visbal, AL, DeValeria, PA, Blair, JE, Zarka, MA & Lanza, LA 2003, 'Coccidioidal pericarditis: Implications of surgical treatment in the elderly', Annals of Thoracic Surgery, vol. 75, no. 4, pp. 1328-1330. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0003-4975(02)04621-0
Visbal, Antonio L. ; DeValeria, Patrick A. ; Blair, Janis E. ; Zarka, Matthew A. ; Lanza, Louis A. / Coccidioidal pericarditis : Implications of surgical treatment in the elderly. In: Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2003 ; Vol. 75, No. 4. pp. 1328-1330.
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