Skip to main content

Table 1 Disease Etiology

From: Long-term results of radical pericardiectomy for constrictive pericarditis in Korean population

Causes Conventional group Radical group N (%)
Idiopathic cause 9 25 34 (37.8%)
Tuberculosis 12 17 29 (32.2%)
Previous chest surgery 4 7 11 (12.2%)
Post-radiation 4 1 5 (5.6%)
Uremic disease 1 2 3 (3.3%)
Metastatic carcinoma 3 0 3 (3.3%)
Autoimmune disease 2 0 2 (2.2%)
Prior chest trauma 0 1 1 (1.1%)
Post-infection 1 0 1 (1.1%)
Multifactorial cause 1 0 1 (1.1%)