PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.26, no.4, pp.759-763, 2010 (SCI-Expanded)
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PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated:
Objective: Constrictive pericarditis (CP) requires pericardiectomy but the choice of surgical approach remains controversial. Hence we have reviewed our experience of pericardiectomy carried out for CP and compared the results of pericardiectomy performed by median sternotomy versus left thoracotomy with regard to functional outcomes.