1,034 results match your criteria Imaging in Constrictive Pericarditis


Constrictive pericarditis in a patient with inherited factor VII deficiency.

Ter Arkh 2018 Aug;90(7):86-90

National Research Center for Hematology, Moscow, Russia.

Constrictive pericarditis (CP) is the final stage of a chronic inflammatory process characterized by fibrous thickening and calcification of the pericardium that impairs diastolic filling, reduces cardiac output, and ultimately leads to heart failure. We present a clinical case of CP in a patient with rare inherited bleeding disorder - factor VII deficiency. Heart failure due to CP was suspected based on clinical symptoms, results of ultrasonic and radiological investigations. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.26442/terarkh201890786-90DOI Listing
August 2018
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Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for right ventricular failure following pericardiectomy.

Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Jan 25. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

Department of Cardiac Surgery, Glenfield Hospital, University Hospitals of Leicester, Leicester, UK.

We report the case of a 61-year-old gentleman who underwent pericardiectomy for constrictive pericarditis. Constrictive pericarditis was diagnosed through echocardiogram, computed tomography chest and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. An elective decision was made for commencing venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) immediately postoperatively to prevent significant right ventricular failure (RVF). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ejcts/ezy491DOI Listing
January 2019
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Primary pericardial mesothelioma presenting as constrictive pericarditis.

Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging 2019 Jan 9. Epub 2019 Jan 9.

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3-1-1 Maidashi, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka 812-8582, Japan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ehjci/jey224DOI Listing
January 2019
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Multimodality Imaging of the Atrioventricular Groove for the Diagnosis of Annular Constrictive Pericarditis.

Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 2018 Nov;11(11):e008128

Department of Cardiology (A.C., G.B.-R.), University Hospital, Grenoble Alpes.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.118.008128DOI Listing
November 2018
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Noninvasive Multimodality Imaging for the Diagnosis of Constrictive Pericarditis.

Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 2018 Nov;11(11):e007878

Center for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Pericardial Diseases, Heart and Vascular Institute (B.X., V.M., A.K., P.C.C., A.L.K.), Cleveland Clinic, OH.

There is a need to review the multimodality imaging techniques, as well as the emerging role of the newer noninvasive imaging modalities in the field of constrictive pericarditis (CP). Therefore, the aim of this review is to summarize the current available techniques that are useful for the diagnosis and differentiation of CP from restrictive cardiomyopathy. Also, we provide illustrative images and videos of typical CP noninvasive imaging findings, as well as a diagnostic and management algorithm. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.118.007878DOI Listing
November 2018
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18F-FDG PET/CT Revealing Constrictive Pericarditis as the Only Manifestation of Malignant Mesothelioma.

Clin Nucl Med 2019 Jan;44(1):55-56

Nuclear Medicine, Medical Center Leeuwarden, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands.

A 57-year-old man presented with shortness of breath and ankle edema. Constrictive pericarditis with an unexplained mass surrounding the heart was diagnosed by ultrasound. Accordingly, F-FDG PET/CT was performed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/RLU.0000000000002349DOI Listing
January 2019
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Disparity in spatial distribution of pericardial calcifications in constrictive pericarditis.

Open Heart 2018 7;5(2):e000835. Epub 2018 Oct 7.

Center for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Pericardial Diseases, Cleveland Clinic, Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

Background: Pericardial calcification is seen among patients with constrictive pericarditis (CP). However, the pattern of pericardial calcium distribution and the association with clinical outcomes and imaging data are not well described.

Methods: This was a retrospective study from 2007 to 2013 to evaluate the pattern of pericardial calcium distribution by CT in CP using a semiquantitative calcium scoring system to calculate total pericardial calcium burden and distribution. Read More

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http://openheart.bmj.com/lookup/doi/10.1136/openhrt-2018-000
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/openhrt-2018-000835DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6196947PMC
October 2018
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Metropolitan W135 meningococcal compressive pericarditis treated with intrapericardial fibrinolysis.

BMJ Case Rep 2018 Oct 16;2018. Epub 2018 Oct 16.

Department of Intensive Care, Centre Hospitalier Victor Jousselin, Dreux, France.

Meningococcal pericarditis is a rare but severe form of acute purulent pericarditis. It is a classic complication of , usually occurring in pilgrims to Mecca and their household contacts. This severe form of meningococcaemia is difficult to diagnose and evolves frequently and gradually towards a tamponade, requiring emergency drainage. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2018-225080DOI Listing
October 2018
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[Management of pericarditis and pericardial effusion, constrictive and effusive-constrictive pericarditis].

Authors:
B Maisch

Herz 2018 Nov;43(7):663-678

Herz- und Gefäßzentrum (HGZ), Erlenring 19, 35037, Marburg, Deutschland.

This CME review takes stock of the progress in the etiology, pathophysiology, diagnostics and treatment of pericarditis and pericardial effusion brought about by the publication of the 2nd European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines on the management of pericardial diseases in 2015. It also emphasizes special forms, which have received less attention in the past, such as therapy-refractory (incessant), effusive-constrictive and constrictive pericarditis and the treatment of acute and recurrent pericarditis with colchicine. After the diagnosis of pericarditis with or without effusion has been made, the first step is to clarify its etiology, which affects the clinical symptoms, course, treatment and the prognosis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00059-018-4744-9DOI Listing
November 2018
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Pericardial mesothelioma presenting as chronic constrictive pericarditis. A series of three cases from a single institution.

Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2018 Oct-Dec;61(4):573-576

Department of Pathology, Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.

Pericardial mesotheliomas are rare tumors which often present with features of constrictive pericarditis. We present clinical, imaging, histological, and immunohistochemical findings of three cases presenting with chronic constrictive pericarditis. Two of these cases were initially treated as tuberculous pericarditis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/IJPM.IJPM_711_17DOI Listing
February 2019
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Assessment of myocardial fibrosis using T1-mapping and extracellular volume measurement on cardiac magnetic resonance imaging for the diagnosis of radiation-induced cardiomyopathy.

J Cardiol Cases 2018 Oct 30;18(4):132-135. Epub 2018 Jun 30.

Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine, Tottori University, Yonago, Japan.

Radiation-induced heart disease (RIHD) is a serious side effect of thoracic radiation therapy (RT) and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Radiation-induced cardiomyopathy (RICM) is one of the manifestations of RIHD, which represents with left ventricular (LV) systolic and diastolic dysfunction due to myocardial fibrosis. Although the diagnosis of RIHD is challenging and is generally an exclusion diagnosis, multimodality imaging including echocardiography, cardiac computed tomography and cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging could help the diagnosis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jccase.2018.06.001DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6149610PMC
October 2018
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A rare cause of ascites in a renal transplant recipient.

BMJ Case Rep 2018 Sep 18;2018. Epub 2018 Sep 18.

Department of Cardiology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.

Thirty-five-year-old man, underwent renal transplantation 4 years back and was doing well. He now presented with complaints of ascites with engorged neck veins and dyspnoea on exertion for last 6 months. Examination showed elevated jugular venous pressure with two prominent descents, high pitched diastolic heart sound (pericardial knock). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2018-226532DOI Listing
September 2018
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Hemorrhagic Pericardial Cyst Complicated with Constrictive Pericarditis.

Intern Med 2018 Dec 10;57(24):3565-3568. Epub 2018 Aug 10.

Department of Cardiac Surgery, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan.

Pericardial cysts are rare abnormalities and are usually asymptomatic. Although several case reports on their diagnosis and treatment have been published, those on hemorrhagic pericardial cysts remain limited. We herein report the case of a 70-year-old man with a hemorrhagic pericardial cyst complicated with constrictive pericarditis 2 years after the initial diagnosis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2169/internalmedicine.1047-18DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6355417PMC
December 2018
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[Ten questions about constrictive pericarditis].

Authors:
Massimo Imazio

G Ital Cardiol (Rome) 2018 Jul-Aug;19(7):412-419

Cardiologia, AOU Città della Salute e della Scienza di Torino, Torino.

Constrictive pericarditis is one of the most feared complications of patients with pericarditis, especially if recurrent. The common perception is that the higher the number of recurrences, the higher the risk of constriction. However, the risk of constriction is related to the etiology and not to the number of recurrences. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1714/2938.29537DOI Listing
July 2018
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Pre- and post-pericardiocentesis echo-Doppler features of effusive-constrictive pericarditis compared with cardiac tamponade and constrictive pericarditis.

Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging 2018 Jul 5. Epub 2018 Jul 5.

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Mayo Clinic, 200 First St SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA.

Aims: To review 2D and Doppler findings in patients diagnosed with effusive-constrictive pericarditis (ECP) and compare these to patients with cardiac tamponade and patients with surgically-proven constrictive pericarditis (CP).

Methods And Results: We identified 22 patients diagnosed with ECP at Mayo Clinic, MN, USA between 2002 and 2016 who had persistent elevation of jugular venous pressure post-pericardiocentesis. We compared them to 30 patients with CP and 30 patients with cardiac tamponade who had normalization of venous pressure post-pericardiocentesis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ehjci/jey081DOI Listing
July 2018
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Cardiac and Pericardial F-FDG Uptake on Oncologic PET/CT: Comparison with Echocardiographic Findings.

J Cardiovasc Imaging 2018 Jun 25;26(2):93-102. Epub 2018 Jun 25.

Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul, St. Mary's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Background: Interpretation of cardiac uptake on 18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (F-FDG PET/CT) is often confounded by intense physiological FDG uptake and numerous benign conditions. The aim of the study was to describe the echocardiographic features in concordance with cardiac and pericardial F-FDG uptake on whole-body oncology PET/CT.

Methods: We enrolled 43 consecutive patients (34 solid tumors, 8 lymphomas and 1 leukemia) who were newly diagnosed with non-cardiac malignancy showing incidental cardiac or pericardial F-FDG uptake on PET/CT and underwent transthoracic Doppler echocardiography (TTE) within 1 month of PET/CT. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4250/jcvi.2018.26.e10DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6024833PMC
June 2018
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Pericardial Disease in Cancer Patients.

Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med 2018 Jun 23;20(7):60. Epub 2018 Jun 23.

Cardio-Oncology Service, Department of Cardiology, Barts Heart Centre, Barts NHS Health Trust, St Bartholomew's Hospital, West Smithfield, London, EC1A 7BE, UK.

Purpose Of Review: To understand the variety of conditions in which the pericardium may be affected in cancer patients.

Recent Findings: Cancer may affect the pericardium directly (primary cancer; uncommon) or through metastases (commoner). Cancer treatment (chemotherapy and radiotherapy) may affect the pericardium leading to pericarditis and myopericarditis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11936-018-0654-7DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6015600PMC
June 2018
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Clinical Utility of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Pericardial Diseases.

Curr Cardiol Rev 2018 ;14(3):200-212

Division of Cardiology, Center for Cardiac MRI. Allegheny General Hospital, East North Ave, Pittsburgh, PA, United States.

Background: Pericardial diseases are relatively common in clinical practice and encountered in various clinical settings with consequent significant morbidity and mortality. However, the diagnosis as well as management can be complex and challenging, as the clinical presentation is usually non-specific. Therefore, there is an increasing role for Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (CMR) as an imaging tool to facilitate the diagnosis of pericardial diseases. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2174/1573403X14666180619104515DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6131401PMC
September 2018
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Echocardiography with Elevated Central Venous Pressure Diagnosing Constrictive Pericarditis More Accurately Than Chest CT Scan: A Retrospective Study in 36 Cases.

Heart Surg Forum 2018 05 24;21(3):E190-E193. Epub 2018 May 24.

Department of Cardiothoracic surgery, Huashan Hospital of Fudan University, 12th Wulumuqi Road, Shanghai, 200040, PR, China.

Background: Constrictive pericarditis (CP) is defined as impaired diastolic cardiac function caused by a calcified and thickened pericardium. We assessed the clinical characteristics and time to diagnosis, as well as patient prognosis after pericardiectomy. Methods: We analyzed the records of 36 CP patients who underwent pericardiectomy at Huashan Hospital, China, between 2012 and 2015. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1532/hsf.1906DOI Listing
May 2018
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Constrictive Pericarditis Presenting as Bilateral Pleural Effusion: A Report of Two Cases.

Cureus 2018 Apr 9;10(4):e2451. Epub 2018 Apr 9.

Pulmonology, The Aga Khan University, Karachi, PAK.

Constrictive pericarditis is a rare presentation. We need a very high index of clinical suspicion to diagnose the disease. It most commonly presents secondary to tuberculosis (TB) in the developing world and post-radiation therapy in the developed world. Read More

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https://www.cureus.com/articles/11649-constrictive-pericardi
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http://dx.doi.org/10.7759/cureus.2451DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5991926PMC
April 2018
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Chylothorax and constrictive pericarditis in a woman due to generalized lymphatic anomaly: a case report.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2018 Jun 5;13(1):59. Epub 2018 Jun 5.

Department of Respiratory Medicine, The First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, No 58, Zhongshan 2nd Road, Guangzhou, 510080, China.

Background: Generalized lymphatic anomaly (GLA) is characterized by diffuse or multicentric proliferation of dilated lymphatic vessels resembling common lymphatic malformations. Compared with soft tissue or bone involvement, thoracic involvement may be associated with a worse prognosis.

Case Presentation: We reported a case of GLA with chylothorax and constrictive pericarditis in a 29-year-old woman. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13019-018-0752-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5989411PMC
June 2018
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Surgical Pericardiectomy for Constrictive Pericarditis: A Single Tertiary Center Experience.

Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 May 27. Epub 2018 May 27.

Department of Cardiology, Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer, Tel Hashomer, Israel.

Background:  Although surgery is the sole therapeutic option for patients with constrictive pericarditis (CP), reports on high postoperative mortality rates have led to hesitant surgery referral. The aim of this study was to report the short- and long-term outcomes of surgical pericardiectomy (SP) from a large tertiary center.

Methods:  Between January 2005 and January 2017, 55 consecutive patients underwent SP after comprehensive echocardiography, computed tomography, and hemodynamic studies. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0038-1645869DOI Listing
May 2018
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Pyopericardium progressing to tamponade in a patient with immune thrombocytopenia.

BMJ Case Rep 2018 May 16;2018. Epub 2018 May 16.

Cardiology, Baby Memorial Hospital, Calicut, Kerala, India.

Pericardial effusion can develop during any stage of pericarditis, and small effusions that appear rapidly can cause cardiac tamponade. Pyopericardium is a rare aetiology for tamponade. This is a case of an elderly diabetic lady, on steroid therapy for immune thrombocytopenia, who presented with fever and acute dyspnoea. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2018-225009DOI Listing
May 2018
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Wideband LGE MRI permits unobstructed viewing of myocardial scarring in a patient with an MR-conditional subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator.

Clin Imaging 2018 Jul - Aug;50:294-296. Epub 2018 May 4.

Department of Radiology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA. Electronic address:

A subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (S-ICD) is an alternative device for prevention of sudden cardiac death, without any leads within the heart. Patients implanted with any type of ICD may need catheter ablation of ventricular tachycardia (VT) to reduce the overall arrhythmia burden (e.g. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clinimag.2018.05.005DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6015543PMC
October 2018
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A case of tuberculosis pericarditis with an interesting echocardiographic image.

Med Ultrason 2018 May;20(2):247-249

Istanbul Education and Research Hospital, Department of Cardiology, Istanbul-Turkey.

Tuberculosis-associated pericardial disorders are an excessively rare manifestation of extrapulmonary tuberculosis. The patients may present with constrictive pericarditis or pericardial fluid accumulation leading to cardiac tamponade. This paper reports a case of tuberculosis-associated pericardial effusion with dense fibrinous material not causing tamponade in a foreigner presenting with nonspecific symptoms. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11152/mu-1366DOI Listing
May 2018
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Constrictive pericarditis: retrospective study of 109 patients.

Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann 2018 Jun 27;26(5):347-352. Epub 2018 Apr 27.

Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India.

Background Chronic constrictive pericarditis is the most common diastolic disorder of the heart. Non-elasticity of the pericardium with impaired cardiac diastolic function is constriction. Chronic constrictive pericarditis is the result of scarring and fibrosis in mid and late diastole. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0218492318771490DOI Listing
June 2018
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Ephemeral Effusive Constrictive Pathophysiology.

JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 2018 Apr;11(4):542-545

Department of Cardiovascular Imaging, Center for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Pericardial Disease, Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio.

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1936878X183010
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcmg.2017.10.028DOI Listing
April 2018
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Incremental Value of the Tissue Motion of Annular Displacement Derived From Speckle-Tracking Echocardiography for Differentiating Chronic Constrictive Pericarditis From Restrictive Cardiomyopathy.

J Ultrasound Med 2018 Nov 30;37(11):2637-2645. Epub 2018 Mar 30.

Department of Cardiovascular Ultrasound, First Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, China.

Objectives: The tissue motion of annular displacement provides an accurate and rapid assessment of left ventricular (LV) systolic function. However, it has rarely been used in patients with chronic constrictive pericarditis and restrictive cardiomyopathy. This study aimed to assess the differences in LV systolic function in patients with constrictive pericarditis and restrictive cardiomyopathy using tissue motion of annular displacement derived from speckle-tracking echocardiography. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jum.14625DOI Listing
November 2018
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Difficult diagnosis of heart failure in rheumatoid arthritis: six-year follow-up of constrictive pericarditis.

Kardiol Pol 2018 ;76(3):675

Ist Cardiology Department, University Hospital of Lord's Transfiguration Partner of Poznań University of Medical Sciences, Dluga 1/2, 61-848 Poznan, Poland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/KP.2018.0066DOI Listing
November 2018
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Multiple pathologies in one standard cardiac MR examination: whole in one.

Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 2018 Aug 15;34(8):1239-1240. Epub 2018 Mar 15.

University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10554-018-1334-0DOI Listing
August 2018
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Longitudinal strain by speckle tracking echocardiography in constrictive pericarditis.

Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging 2018 06;19(6):638

Department of Cardiology, CHU Saint-Pierre, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), 322 rue Haute, Brussels B-1000, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ehjci/jey031DOI Listing
June 2018
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Adult-onset Still's disease with prominent polyserositis.

Scott Med J 2018 May 5;63(2):63-66. Epub 2018 Mar 5.

2 Consultant Rheumatologist, The Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospitals, UK.

Adult-onset Still's disease is a systemic autoinflammatory disease the presentation of which can often mimic infection. As a consequence, there is often a delay in diagnosis. Serositis is a recognised but less common clinical feature that can result in complications including cardiac tamponade and constrictive pericarditis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0036933018760763DOI Listing
May 2018
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Primary purulent bacterial pericarditis due to Streptococcus intermedius in an immunocompetent adult: a case report.

J Med Case Rep 2018 Feb 5;12(1):27. Epub 2018 Feb 5.

Department of Internal Medicine, University of Toledo Medical Center, 3000 Arlington Avenue, Mail Stop 1150, Toledo, Ohio, 43614, USA.

Background: Acute purulent bacterial pericarditis is of rare occurrence in this modern antibiotic era. Primary involvement of the pericardium without evidence of underlying infection elsewhere is even rarer. It is a rapidly progressive infection with high mortality. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13256-018-1570-xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5798186PMC
February 2018
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Purulent constrictive pericarditis caused by Salmonella enteritidis in a patient with adult-onset Still's disease: A case report.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2017 Dec;96(50):e8949

Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery.

Rationale: Purulent pericarditis is a rare and usually fatal disease. Immunodeficiency state and preexisting pericardial effusion can predispose patients to infections. However, we are not aware of similar cases in patients with adult-onset Still's disease (AOSD). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000008949DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5815698PMC
December 2017
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Ascites Due to Constrictive Pericardial Disease Not Appreciated on Echocardiogram: A Report of Three Cases.

Dig Dis Sci 2018 Mar 18;63(3):797-802. Epub 2018 Jan 18.

VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10620-018-4920-zDOI Listing
March 2018
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Diagnostic and prognostic utility of cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction - implications for clinical trials.

J Cardiovasc Magn Reson 2018 01 11;20(1). Epub 2018 Jan 11.

Department of Cardiovascular Sciences and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), University of Leicester, Leicester Cardiovascular Biomedical Research Unit, Glenfield Hospital, Groby Road, Leicester, LE3 9QP, UK.

Background: Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is a poorly characterized condition. We aimed to phenotype patients with HFpEF using multiparametric stress cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) and to assess the relationship to clinical outcomes.

Methods: One hundred and fifty four patients (51% male, mean age 72 ± 10 years) with a diagnosis of HFpEF underwent transthoracic echocardiography and CMR during a single study visit. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12968-017-0424-9DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5763769PMC
January 2018
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A mysterious cause of constrictive pericarditis: unfolding of the missing link.

Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging 2018 04;19(4):474

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, National University Hospital, 5 Lower Kent Ridge Road, 119074 Singapore.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ehjci/jex339DOI Listing
April 2018
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Diagnosis of Budd-Chiari syndrome.

Abdom Radiol (NY) 2018 Aug;43(8):1896-1907

Department of Radiology, Hôpital Beaujon, HUPNVS, 100, Bd du Général Leclerc, Clichy, France.

Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) is defined by clinical and laboratory signs associated with partial or complete impairment of hepatic venous drainage in the absence of right heart failure or constrictive pericarditis. Primary BCS is the most frequent type and is a complication of hypercoagulable states, in particular myeloproliferative neoplasms. Secondary BCS involves tumor invasion or extrinsic compression. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00261-017-1447-2DOI Listing
August 2018
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Constrictive Pericarditis 5 Months after Radiation Therapy in a 62-Year-Old Woman with Esophageal Cancer.

Tex Heart Inst J 2017 12 19;44(6):411-415. Epub 2017 Dec 19.

Most pericardial changes appear within a few weeks in patients who have undergone radiation therapy for thoracic neoplasms. Chronic pericardial constriction typically occurs decades later, consequent to fibrosis. Early constrictive pericarditis after chest irradiation is quite rare. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14503/THIJ-16-6054DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5737154PMC
December 2017
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Restrictive Cardiomyopathies: The Importance of Noninvasive Cardiac Imaging Modalities in Diagnosis and Treatment-A Systematic Review.

Radiol Res Pract 2017 15;2017:2874902. Epub 2017 Nov 15.

Department of Cardiology, Chatzikosta General Hospital, Ioannina, Greece.

Restrictive cardiomyopathy (RCM) is the least common among cardiomyopathies. It can be idiopathic, familial, or secondary to systematic disorders. Marked increase in left and/or right ventricular filling pressures causes symptoms and signs of congestive heart failure. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2017/2874902DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5705874PMC
November 2017
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Restrictive Cardiomyopathy or Constrictive Pericarditis: An Unresolved Conundrum.

World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg 2018 05 27;9(3):360-363. Epub 2017 Feb 27.

2 Department of Paediatric Cardiac Surgery, Cardiopulmonary Transplant Unit, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE7 7DN, United Kingdom.

Cardiomyopathy may have a variety of causes and may lead to significant morbidity. Often, there is no "perfect" treatment. New investigative techniques may add insight but retain the possibility of uncertainty. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2150135116678415DOI Listing
May 2018
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Constrictive pericarditis: diagnosis, management and clinical outcomes.

Authors:
Terrence D Welch

Heart 2018 05 25;104(9):725-731. Epub 2017 Nov 25.

Section of Cardiology, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA.

Constrictive pericarditis (CP) is a form of diastolic heart failure that arises because an inelastic pericardium inhibits cardiac filling. This disorder must be considered in the differential diagnosis for unexplained heart failure, particularly when the left ventricular ejection fraction is preserved. Risk factors for the development of CP include prior cardiac surgery and radiation therapy, but most cases are still deemed to be idiopathic. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/heartjnl-2017-311683DOI Listing
May 2018
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Transitory effusive-constrictive pericarditis.

Am J Emerg Med 2018 Mar 21;36(3):524.e1-524.e6. Epub 2017 Nov 21.

Emergency Department, Humanitas Research Hospital, Via Manzoni 56, 20089 Rozzano, Italy. Electronic address:

Pericardial effusion of various sizes is a quite common clinical finding, while its progression to effusive-constrictive pericarditis occurs in about 1.4-14% of cases. Although available evidence on prevalence and prognosis of this rare pericardial syndrome is poor, apparently a considerable proportion of patients conservatively managed has a spontaneous resolution after several weeks. Read More

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March 2018
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A 47-Year-Old Man With Recurrent Unilateral Pleural Effusion.

Chest 2017 11;152(5):e121-e124

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

Case Presentation: A 47-year-old man with a medical history of hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, and OSA presented with a 7- to 10-day history of progressively worsening dyspnea on exertion, with a walking distance of 60 feet. He had bilateral lower-extremity swelling and was prescribed furosemide without clinical improvement. At baseline, he used three pillows for sleeping. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chest.2017.06.015DOI Listing
November 2017
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Multimodality Imaging of Pericardial Diseases.

Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med 2017 Oct 12;19(12):89. Epub 2017 Oct 12.

King Abdulaziz Cardiac Center, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Ministry of National Guard - Health Affairs, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Opinion Statement: Pericardial diseases have changed their epidemiology in the past few years. With the aging population and decreasing incidence of communicable diseases, the causes of pericardial diseases have significantly changed from infectious and malignant to postradiation and cardiac surgery causes. Despite that, pericardial diseases remain difficult to diagnose. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11936-017-0590-yDOI Listing
October 2017
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Tuberculous and Infectious Pericarditis.

Authors:
Sung-A Chang

Cardiol Clin 2017 Nov;35(4):615-622

Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Heart Vascular and Stroke Institute Imaging Center, 81 Irwon-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 06351, Republic of Korea. Electronic address:

Viral pericarditis is the most common cause of acute pericarditis and it is typically responsive to aspirin or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Tuberculous pericarditis is common in immunocompromised patients or in immunocompetent patients in endemic areas. The diagnosis of tuberculous pericarditis usually requires a multidisciplinary approach, and presumptive treatment should be started for people with suspected infections living in endemic areas. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ccl.2017.07.013DOI Listing
November 2017
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Constrictive Pericarditis.

Cardiol Clin 2017 Nov;35(4):539-549

Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic, 200 1st Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA.

Constrictive pericarditis is a potentially treatable cause of diastolic heart failure that arises because a diseased, inelastic pericardium restricts ventricular diastolic expansion. Affected patients present with heart failure with predominant right-sided symptoms and signs. The key to diagnosis is identification of the unique hemodynamic properties associated with constriction: dissociation of intrathoracic and intracardiac pressures and enhanced ventricular interaction. Read More

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November 2017
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Imaging of the Pericardium: A Multimodality Cardiovascular Imaging Update.

Cardiol Clin 2017 Nov;35(4):491-503

Section of Cardiovascular Imaging, Center for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Pericardial Diseases, Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Desk J1-5, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA. Electronic address:

Pericardial diseases represent diverse conditions, ranging from painful inflammatory states, such as acute pericarditis, to life-threatening tamponade and chronic heart failure due to constrictive pericarditis. Multimodality cardiovascular imaging plays important roles in diagnosis and management of pericardial conditions. This review provides a clinical update on multimodality cardiovascular imaging of the pericardium, incorporating echocardiography, multidetector computed tomography, and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, focusing on guiding clinicians about when each cardiac imaging modality should be used in each relevant pericardial condition. Read More

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November 2017
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