ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Pericardiectomy after constrictive pericarditis associated with second dose of BNT162b2 vaccine: A case report
Huseyin Demirtas1, Abdullah Ozer1, Mehmet Burak Gulcan1, Issa Shide1, Hacı Delibas1, Gürsel Levent Oktar1
1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Gazi University Hospital, Ankara, Türkiye
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2024.25357
Constrictive pericarditis is quite rare complication of messenger ribonucleic acid-based severe acute respiratory syndrome-Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) vaccine. It is a severe clinical picture with clinical symptoms of right ventricular failure. Initial physical examination, laboratory work-up, and chest X-ray may yield non-specific findings. Echocardiography, computed tomography, and cardiac catheterization are other diagnostic tools. Surgery with pericardiectomy is the definitive treatment option. Herein, we report a case of pericardiectomy after constrictive pericarditis associated with the second dose of BNT162b2 vaccine.
Keywords : Constrictive pericarditis, COVID-19 vaccines, mRNA vaccines, pericardiectomy, SARS-CoV-2
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