Congenital complete agenesis of pericardium

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Congenital complete agenesis of pericardium is a rare mostly asymptomatic congenital heart malformation characterized by the complete absence of the entire pericardium or by the absence of either the right (uncommon) or left pericardium. It is occasionally associated with chest pain (common) dyspnea dizziness bradycardia and syncope while exertional manifestations are rare. The disease is usually incidentally diagnosed during surgery or at autopsy.

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