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Fibrosing mediastinitis mimicking postpartum heart failure

Rutledge, Michael MD; Salama, Laura MD; Soufi, Mohamad Khaled MD; Al-Omari, Malik MD; Khouzam, Rami N. MD, FACC, FACP, FASNC, FASE, FSCAI

Journal of the American Academy of PAs: December 2014 - Volume 27 - Issue 12 - p 24–27
doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000456570.22476.2a
Case Report

ABSTRACT Fibrosing mediastinitis, also known as sclerosing mediastinitis and mediastinal fibrosis, is an uncommon disease characterized by the proliferation of a dense fibrous tissue in the mediastinum. This article describes a patient who presented to the ED with atypical signs and symptoms that initially seemed like heart failure but were eventually diagnosed as fibrosing mediastinitis.

Michael Rutledge, Laura Salama, Malik Al-Omari, and Rami N. Khouzam practice in the Department of Medicine in the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tenn. Mohamad Khaled Soufi practices at St. Vincent Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

© 2014 American Academy of Physician Assistants.
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