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Pathophysiological Concepts of Constrictive Pericarditis in Cardiac Imaging: Back to Basics.

Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 2021 May 5:CIRCIMAGING120012136. Epub 2021 May 5.

Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, RWJBH Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark, NJ (E.V., E.Y.C., S.S., S.W.).

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Constrictive pericarditis: 21 years' experience and review of literature.

Pan Afr Med J 2021 8;38:141. Epub 2021 Feb 8.

Department of Cardiac Surgery, Military Hospital of Tunis, Tunis, Tunisia.

To the best of our knowledge there are no publications about Tunisian experience in constrictive pericarditis (CP); the aim of this study was therefore to review our twenty-one years' experience in terms of clinical and surgical outcomes and risk factors of death after pericardiectomy. An analytic bicentric and retrospective study carried out on 25 patients (20 male) with CP underwent pericardiectomy, collected over a 21-years period. The mean age was 40. Read More

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Multimodality imaging of constrictive pericarditis in H syndrome.

Echocardiography 2021 Apr 26. Epub 2021 Apr 26.

Rajaie Cardiovascular Medical and Research Center, Niayesh Highway, Tehran, Iran.

This is the first report of constrictive pericarditis (CP) in a 16-year-old boy with H syndrome with pericardial involvement predominantly over the right ventricle with favorable response to anti-inflammatory treatment. H syndrome, first reported in 2008, is a new auto-inflammatory syndrome with multiorgan involvement due to mutation in the SLC29A3 gene. We described the echocardiographic characteristics of asymmetric pericardial involvement and presented the cardiac computed tomography angiographic and magnetic resonance imaging findings. Read More

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[One-stage surgery in patients with both cardiac and non-cardiac diseases].

Beijing Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban 2021 Mar;53(2):327-331

Department of Gynecology, Peking University First Hospital, Beijing 100034, China.

Objective: To investigate the possibility and feasibility of one-stage cardiac and non-cardiac surgery.

Methods: From July 1999 to August 2018, one hundred and eleven patients suffering from cardiac and non-cardiac diseases were treated by one-stage cardiac and non-cardiac operation in Department of Cardiac Surgery and Thoracic Surgery, General Surgery, Urinary Surgery, and Gynecology, Peking University First Hospital. There were 83 males (74. Read More

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[Clinical and imaging characteristics and prognosis of patients with primary cardiac angiosarcoma].

Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing Za Zhi 2021 Apr 24;49(4):374-379. Epub 2021 Apr 24.

Department of Cardiology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Science and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing 100730, China.

To investigate the clinical, cardiac imaging characteristics and prognosis of patients with primary cardiac angiosarcoma. The clinical data of 14 patients hospitalized with primary cardiac angiosarcoma from January 2001 to December 2017 in Peking Union Medical College Hospital were collected and analyzed. Metastatic cardiac angiosarcoma were not included in this study. Read More

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Surgical treatment of tuberculous chronic constrictive pericarditis: A retrospective observational study from tertiary hospital of eastern Nepal.

Indian J Tuberc 2021 Apr 8;68(2):174-178. Epub 2020 Aug 8.

Department of Surgery, B P Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS), Nepal.

Background: Tuberculosis remains an important cause of chronic constrictive pericarditis (CCP) in developing countries. It is a surgically treatable cause of diastolic heart failure. Without surgery, it is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Read More

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Causative Mechanism of Constrictive Pericarditis Diagnosed by Fluoroscopy.

JAMA Cardiol 2021 Apr 12;6(4):e210616. Epub 2021 Apr 12.

Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla.

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Constrictive Calcific Pericarditis Causing Coronary Artery Compression.

Radiology 2021 Apr 6:203726. Epub 2021 Apr 6.

From the Department of Radiodiagnosis, Sawai Man Singh Medical College and Attached Hospitals, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India 302004 (R.R.); and Department of Car diovascular Radiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India (S.N.R.).

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Pleural and Pericardial Infection Due to Cutibacterium acnes in a Splenectomized Patient: A Case Report of an Underreported Systemic Infection.

Cureus 2021 Mar 3;13(3):e13668. Epub 2021 Mar 3.

Infectious Disease, Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center, Athens, USA.

Infectious pericarditis does not always present with all the classic findings. Some of the traditional signs of fever, pleuritic chest pain, and frictional rub may be missing. This presents a diagnostic challenge, thus clinical suspicion is important. Read More

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Intrapericardial Colon.

Authors:
Radwan Kassir

N Engl J Med 2021 Apr 27;384(13):e49. Epub 2021 Mar 27.

Félix Guyon University Hospital, Saint Denis de la Réunion, France

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Tuberculosis and the Heart.

J Am Heart Assoc 2021 Apr 18;10(7):e019435. Epub 2021 Mar 18.

Division of Cardiology Kingston Health Science CenterQueen's University Kingston Canada.

Acquired tuberculosis continues to be a challenge worldwide. Although tuberculosis has been considered a global public health emergency, it remains poorly controlled in many countries. Despite being primarily a pulmonary disease, tuberculosis could involve the heart. Read More

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Delayed-onset constrictive pericarditis associated with trauma.

BMJ Case Rep 2021 Mar 16;14(3). Epub 2021 Mar 16.

Department of Cardiology, Japan Community Healthcare Organization (JCHO) Osaka Hospital, Osaka, Japan.

A 59-year-old man presented with exertional dyspnoea and pretibial oedema that had lasted 6 months. He was referred to our hospital with suspected constrictive pericarditis (CP). Several examinations, including CT, echocardiography and cardiac catheterisation, indicated heart failure associated with CP that had been induced by trauma 13 years prior. Read More

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Pericardiectomy for Constrictive Pericarditis: Analysis of Outcomes.

J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2021 Feb 11. Epub 2021 Feb 11.

Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anesthesiology, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. Electronic address:

Constrictive pericarditis is caused by pericardial inflammation and fibrosis, leading to diastolic heart failure. The diagnosis requires a high index of suspicion because it often can mimic restrictive myocardial disease and cardiac tamponade and can be associated with severe tricuspid regurgitation and chronic liver disease. Patients who remain undiagnosed can experience a 90% mortality rate, and for those who undergo pericardiectomy, the survival rate varies significantly, depending on the underlying etiology and preoperative functional class of the patient. Read More

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February 2021

[Pericarditis in contemporary therapeutic clinic: nosological spectrum, approaches to diagnosis and treatment].

Ter Arkh 2020 Dec 15;92(12):10-18. Epub 2020 Dec 15.

Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University).

Aim: To analyze the register of pericarditis in a therapeutic clinic, to evaluate their nosological spectrum, to optimize approaches to diagnosis and treatment.

Materials And Methods: For the period 20072018, the register includes 76 patients with the diagnosis of pericarditis (average age 53.115. Read More

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December 2020

MiR-146a mediates TLR-4 signaling pathway to affect myocardial fibrosis in rat constrictive pericarditis model.

J Thorac Dis 2021 Feb;13(2):935-945

Department of Ultrasound, Shengjing Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, China.

Background: Myocardial fibrosis (MF) is thought to be associated with constrictive pericarditis (CP). miR-146a has been reported to be related to the survival of myocardial fibroblasts and related signal transduction pathways. The aim of this study was to investigate the expression of miR-146a in CP with MF and the activation of the Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR-4) signaling pathway, to understand the molecular mechanism of MF involvement in CP. Read More

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February 2021

MELD and MELD XI Scores as Predictors of Mortality After Pericardiectomy for Constrictive Pericarditis.

Mayo Clin Proc 2021 03;96(3):619-635

Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. Electronic address:

Objective: To assess the association between the preoperative model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) and MELD-XI (exclude international normalized ratio) score and outcomes in patients undergoing pericardiectomy for constrictive pericarditis.

Patients And Methods: Patients >18 years of age undergoing pericardiectomy for constrictive pericarditis between January 1, 2007, and October 12, 2017, were analyzed with data for MELD and MELD-XI score calculation within 30 days preoperatively. The association between the MELD and MELD-XI scoring systems and risk of postoperative outcomes was assessed in regression models adjusting for relevant covariates. Read More

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Ventricular Systolic Discordance Post-Premature Ventricular Complex in Constrictive Pericarditis: A Novel Description.

Circ Heart Fail 2021 Mar 5;14(3):e007850. Epub 2021 Mar 5.

Cardiovascular Section, Our Lady of the Lake physician group, Baton Rouge, LA (D.M., L.C.).

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Refractory constrictive pericarditis caused by an immune checkpoint inhibitor properly managed with infliximab: a case report.

Eur Heart J Case Rep 2021 Jan 1;5(1):ytab002. Epub 2021 Feb 1.

Department of Onco-Cardiology, National Hospital Organization Kyushu Cancer Center, Fukuoka 811-1395, Japan.

Background: Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) can cause cardiac immune-related adverse events (irAEs), including pericarditis. Cardiovascular events related to pericardial irAE are less frequent, but fulminant forms can be fatal. However, the diagnosis and treatment strategies for pericardial irAE have not established. Read More

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January 2021

Diagnosis and etiological identification in severe constrictive pericarditis in a 14-year-old girl: a case report.

Transl Pediatr 2021 Jan;10(1):209-214

Department of Heart Center, Tianjin Third Central Hospital, Tianjin, China.

Constrictive pericarditis in children is exceedingly rare, and may cause very problematic confusion of diagnosis and etiology identification. In this case, we examined a 14-year-old female patient who had developed signs of significant anasarca which was eventually turned out to be constrictive pericarditis. Affected by the experience of examiners, the patient was not diagnosed or even suspected with constrictive pericarditis when she was initially examined by echocardiography in the hospital where she visited before. Read More

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January 2021

Chronic calcific effusive constrictive pericarditis: a rare entity within the spectrum of pericardial diseases-a case report.

Eur Heart J Case Rep 2020 Dec 6;4(6):1-3. Epub 2020 Nov 6.

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

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December 2020

Use of Impella RP for acute right ventricular failure post pericardiectomy.

Cardiovasc Revasc Med 2021 Feb 15. Epub 2021 Feb 15.

Department of Cardiac Surgery, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK.

Surgical pericardiectomy is the accepted treatment for patients with constrictive pericarditis. Right ventricular failure in patients that undergo pericardiectomy is a frequent complication due to sudden volume overload. Impella RP is used to bypass the right ventricle and tackle the transient right ventricular failure. Read More

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February 2021

Anesthetic consideration for airway management in patient undergoing tracheal resection and reconstruction for severe postintubation tracheal stenosis: a case report.

Postgrad Med 2021 Mar 2:1-4. Epub 2021 Mar 2.

Department of Anesthesiology, General Hospital of Ningxia Medical University, Yinchuan, Ningxia, China.

Severe postintubation tracheal stenosis (PITS) is a rare iatrogenic complication after endotracheal intubation. A case of PITS in a 51-year-old male undergoing partial pericardiectomy with a principal diagnosis of tuberculous constrictive pericarditis. Within 6 hours of extubation, a second emergency intubation lasting 120 hours was performed. Read More

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Localized constrictive pericarditis resulting in biventricular aneurysm-like apical outpouching.

Anatol J Cardiol 2021 02;25(2):139-142

Department of Cardiology, University of Health Sciences, Mehmet Akif Ersoy Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital; İstanbul-Turkey.

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February 2021

Interval imaging to guide treatment in constrictive pericarditis.

Heart 2021 May 10;107(10):781-782. Epub 2021 Feb 10.

Department of Medicine, HeartOtago, Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

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Effusive-constrictive cholesterol pericarditis: a case report.

Eur Heart J Case Rep 2021 Jan 11;5(1):ytaa496. Epub 2020 Dec 11.

Cardiology Department, South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust, Lakin Road, Warwick CV34 5BW, UK.

Background: Cholesterol pericarditis (CP) remains a rare pericardial disease characterized by chronic pericardial effusions with high cholesterol concentrations with or without the formation of cholesterol crystals. Effusions are often large and can cause ventricular compression and subsequent pericardial adhesion formation. CP can be idiopathic but has associations with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), tuberculosis and hypothyroidism. Read More

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January 2021

Egg-shell calcification in Pick's disease (chronic constrictive pericarditis).

Radiol Case Rep 2021 Apr 29;16(4):847-849. Epub 2021 Jan 29.

Cardiology, P D Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai, India.

Egg-shell calcification is rare in cases with constrictive pericarditis. It leads to significant right heart failure and the only treatment is surgical excision of the pericardium. We present a case of a 22-year-old-male who was diagnosed to have severe pericardial calcification on the chest X-ray, which eventually led to a diagnosis of constrictive pericarditis and required an early surgical correction. Read More

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Our experience of total pericardiectomy for constrictive pericarditis: a comprehensive analysis over a period of 5 years.

Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol 2020 Dec 15;17(4):193-197. Epub 2021 Jan 15.

Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and General Hospital, Mumbai, India.

Introduction: Constrictive pericarditis (CP) usually presents as a result of chronic fibrous pericardial thickening and calcification of the pericardium which causes reduced cardiac output. Despite the lack of prospective studies comparing the different therapeutic strategies, surgical pericardiectomy is a valuable treatment under most circumstances.

Aim: We analyzed our records to highlight the predictors of morbidity and mortality of pericardiectomy and also short-term surgical outcome of the same procedure in a single center. Read More

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December 2020

Clinical features and prognosis of surgically proven constrictive pericarditis after orthotopic heart transplantation.

J Heart Lung Transplant 2021 Apr 12;40(4):241-246. Epub 2021 Jan 12.

Departments of Cardiovascular Medicine.

Constrictive pericarditis (CP) results in pericardial non-compliance and diastolic dysfunction. Definitive treatment is pericardiectomy, but data on CP after orthotopic heart transplantation (OHT) are limited. Accordingly, a retrospective review of 8 cases of surgically proven CP after OHT undergoing pericardiectomy was conducted. Read More

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Meta-Analysis of Population Characteristics and Outcomes of Patients Undergoing Pericardiectomy for Constrictive Pericarditis.

Am J Cardiol 2021 05 1;146:120-127. Epub 2021 Feb 1.

Division of Cardiology, New York University Langone Medical Center, NY, New York. Electronic address:

We sought to systematically describe the epidemiology, etiology, clinical and operative characteristics as well as outcomes of patients who underwent pericardiectomy for constrictive pericarditis in the contemporary era. We conducted a systematic search of the MEDLINE, Embase, and Cochrane databases from their inception to April 1, 2020 for studies assessing the outcomes of pericardiectomy in patients with constrictive pericarditis. Studies with patients enrolled before 1985, pediatric patients or studies including >10% tuberculous pericarditis were excluded. Read More

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