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Table 2 Aetiologies of constrictive pericarditis

From: Long-term outcomes of pericardiectomy for constrictive pericarditis

Etiological factor No. of patients (%)
Tuberculosis 22 (46.8 %)
Idiopathic 15 (31.9 %)
Malignancy 3 (6.4 %)
History of CABG operation 2 (4.3 %)
Non-tuberculosis bacterial infections 2 (4.3 %)
Radiotherapy 1 (2.1 %)
Uraemia 1 (2.1 %)
Post-traumatic 1 (2.1 %)
  1. CABG: Coronary artery bypass grafting