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A not so typical pericardial effusion case….
  1. George Lazaros,
  2. Charalambos Vlachopoulos,
  3. Dimitrios Tousoulis
  1. First Cardiology Department, University of Athens, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece
  1. Correspondence to Dr George Lazaros, First Cardiology Department, University of Athens, Hippokration Hospital, 114 Vas. Sofias Ave., Athens 115 27, Greece; glaz35{at}

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To the Editor,

We have read with interest the article by Miranda and co-authors,1 in which a case of effusive-constrictive pericarditis is presented. This is a comprehensive and educational case that provides cardiologists with a valuable message. Some points, however, require additional clarification in order to further strengthen the impact of this case. In particular, it is mentioned in the introduction that the patient was diagnosed with ‘idiopathic pericarditis’. Nonetheless, the diagnosis of pericarditis is …

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  • Contributors GL and CV wrote the letter. DT reviewed the letter as the senior author.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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