Constrictive pericarditis

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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 4/18/2008 8:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone
I am going to be going to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN next week for an evaluation on having a pericardiectomy surgery..  I was diagnosed with pericarditis over 2 years ago and was put on prednisone and have had several flare ups over the last 2 years.  Had a CT scan done and this last time it showed some constrictive pericarditis.  I would truely appreciate it if anyone out there could tell me what I am in for and what to expect as far as the surgery and recovery goes.
Thank You,
Sincerely, Deb

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Date Joined Oct 2005
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   Posted 4/22/2008 5:29 PM (GMT -6)   

Oh Gosh Deb!! I am so sorry I didn't see this sooner eyes   We actually have a long standing thread on pericardiectomy.  There are many people who just post to that thread on the surgery.  I am going to leave the link to that thread here for you but I am also going to copy your post into that thread so the other members can start to reply.

If you have any problems navigating the forum please do message e-mail is right under my user-name in the envelope.  Take care and know my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

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Post Edited (els) : 4/22/2008 4:32:57 PM (GMT-6)

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