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All of the following statements about chronic constrictive pericarditis are true except (PGI Nov 2010)



A Commonest cause in India is 'Idiopathic'

B Kussmaul's sign is present

C Ascites is not in proportion to edema

D Right ventricular End Diastolic pressure is raised

Ans. A

Commonest cause in India is 'Idiopathic'

Causes:

1. Unknown

2. TB (commonest) Q

3. After any pericarditis.

Extra Edge: Constrictive pericarditis does not occur in rheumatic pericarditis (FAQ).

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