139. What are the causes of constrictive pericarditis?
Constrictive pericarditis can be caused by any entity that can trigger pericarditis. These include:
1. Tuberculosis (most common cause worldwide)
3. Radiation therapy (frequently in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s when high doses were given for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Constrictive pericarditis can present decades later)
5. Post-cardiac surgery