Fibrosing mediastinitis mimicking postpartum heart failure

Michael Rutledge, Laura Salama, Mohamad Khaled Soufi, Malik Al-Omari, Rami N. Khouzam

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Fibrosing mediastinitis, also known as sclerosing mediastinitis and mediastinal fi brosis, is an uncommon disease characterized by the proliferation of a dense fi brous 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 fi brosing mediastinitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)24-27
Number of pages4
JournalJAAPA : official journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 11 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Dyspnea
  • Fibrosing mediastinitis
  • Heart failure
  • Lymph nodes
  • Peripartum
  • Superior vena cava syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nurse Assisting


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