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Table 1 Preoperative characteristics of the patients

From: Long-term outcomes of pericardiectomy for constrictive pericarditis

Variable Result
Mean age (years) 45.8 ± 16.7
Male/Female ratio 30/17
Symptoms (no. of patients, %)
 Dyspnoea 34 (72.3 %)
 Lower limb oedema 15 (31.9 %)
 Chest pain 10 (21.3 %)
 Abdominal distension 7 (14.9 %)
 Palpitation 3 (6.4 %)
 Constitutional (Fever, fatigue, weight loss, etc.) 19 (40.4 %)
Signs (no. of patients, %)
 Peripheral oedema 20 (42.5 %)
 Jugular venous distension 16 (34.0 %)
 Hepatosplenomegaly 11 (23.4 %)
 Ascites 9 (19.1 %)
 Pericardial knock 6 (12.8 %)
 Pulsus paradoxus 3 (6.4 %)