Cardiovascular Tuberculosis

  • Halil Fatih Aşgün
  • Bahadır Kırılmaz


Tuberculosis, which is still endemic in some countries, and frequently seen in some patient groups including immunocompromised patients, especially with HIV, is associated with a group of important extrapulmonary involvement. The cardiovascular system is one of the involved sites, and some serious complications such as pericarditis, endocarditis, myocarditis, valvular or coronary involvement, arteritis, and aneurysms may be seen. Besides, it has been concluded in several studies that tuberculosis may have an important role in etiology and pathogenesis of Takayasu arteritis, atherosclerosis, and deep vein thrombosis.


Cardiovascular tuberculosis Pericarditis Pericardial effusion Constrictive pericarditis Effusive-constrictive pericarditis Myocarditis Aortitis Aneurysm Takayasu arteritis Atherosclerosis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Halil Fatih Aşgün
    • 1
  • Bahadır Kırılmaz
    • 2
  1. 1.Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Department of Cardiovascular SurgeryCanakkaleTurkey
  2. 2.Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Department of CardiologyCanakkaleTurkey

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