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    Constrictive Pericarditis and Primary Amenorrhea with Syndactyly in an Iranian Female: Mulibrey Nanism Syndrome.
    J Tehran Heart Cent 2016 Oct;11(4):187-191
    Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
    Mulibrey nanism is a rare autosomal recessive syndrome caused by a mutation in the TRIM37 gene with severe growth retardation and multiple organ involvement. Early diagnosis is important because 50% of the patients develop congestive heart failure owing to constrictive pericarditis, and this condition plays a critical role in the final prognosis. A 37-year-old female patient presented with symptoms of dyspnea on exertion and shortness of breath. Read More

    Surgical Treatment of Constrictive Pericarditis.
    Tex Heart Inst J 2017 Apr 1;44(2):101-106. Epub 2017 Apr 1.
    Constrictive pericarditis 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. Transthoracic echocardiography, computed tomography, and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging each can reveal severe diastolic dysfunction and increased pericardial thickness. Cardiac catheterization can help to confirm a diagnosis of diastolic dysfunction secondary to pericardial constriction, and to exclude restrictive cardiomyopathy. Read More

    Pericardial interstitial cell senescence responsible for pericardial structural remodeling in idiopathic and postsurgical constrictive pericarditis.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2017 Apr 4. Epub 2017 Apr 4.
    Institute of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Changhai Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China. Electronic address:
    Objective: Idiopathic and postsurgical constrictive pericarditis is characterized by pericardial structural remodeling that involves fibrosis, calcification, and inflammation. This study aimed to determine whether cell senescence was responsible for pericardial structural remodeling.

    Methods: Pericardial interstitial cells derived from patients with idiopathic or postsurgical pericarditis (pericarditis cells) were harvested. Read More

    New Cardiac Imaging Algorithms to Diagnose Constrictive Pericarditis Versus Restrictive Cardiomyopathy.
    Curr Cardiol Rep 2017 May;19(5):43
    Heart and Vascular Institute, West Virginia University, 1 Medical Center Drive, Morgantown, WV, 26506, USA.
    Purpose Of Review: Echocardiography is the mainstay in the diagnostic evaluation of constrictive pericarditis (CP) and restrictive cardiomyopathy (RCM), but no single echocardiographic parameter is sufficiently robust to accurately distinguish between the two conditions. The present review summarizes the recent advances in echocardiography that promise to improve its diagnostic performance for this purpose. The role of other imaging modalities such as cardiac computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and invasive hemodynamic assessment in the overall diagnostic approach is also discussed briefly. Read More

    Serial semi-invasive hemodynamic assessment following pericardiectomy for chronic constrictive pericarditis.
    Ann Card Anaesth 2017 Apr-Jun;20(2):169-177
    Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.
    Objectives: This study was designed to prospectively investigate the effects of pericardiectomy via median sternotomy on intra- and postoperative hemodynamics by a new semi-invasive device (Flotrac/VigileoTM monitor) using arterial pressure waveform analysis.

    Patients And Methods: Thirty consecutive patients aged 15 to 55 years (mean+SD, 31.73 + 13. Read More

    Recurrent constrictive pericarditis associated with seropositive rheumatoid arthritis: A case report.
    Int J Surg Case Rep 2017 21;34:93-95. Epub 2017 Mar 21.
    Wessex Cardiothoracic Centre, University Hospital Southampton, UK.
    Introduction: Constrictive pericarditis is an uncommon disease characterized by impaired diastolic filling of the ventricles, encased in a fibrotic pericardium resulting from an inflammatory process. Rheumatoid arthritis is a rare cause of constrictive pericarditis, usually due to a concomitant acute or chronic serositis.

    Presentation Of Case: This paper presents a unique case of recurrent constrictive pericarditis associated with seropositive rheumatoid arthritis, requiring pericardiectomy and complicated three years later by recurrent fibrosis, demanding a second pericardiectomy. Read More

    Cardiac manifestations of parasitic diseases.
    Heart 2017 May 11;103(9):651-658. Epub 2017 Mar 11.
    Hospital das Clinicas, School of Medicine, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
    The heart may be affected directly or indirectly by a variety of protozoa and helminths. This involvement may manifest in different ways, but the syndromes resulting from impairment of the myocardium and pericardium are the most frequent. The myocardium may be invaded by parasites that trigger local inflammatory response with subsequent myocarditis or cardiomyopathy, as occurs in Chagas disease, African trypanosomiasis, toxoplasmosis, trichinellosis and infection with free-living amoebae. Read More

    Systematic review of non-invasive cardiovascular imaging in the diagnosis of constrictive pericarditis.
    Indian Heart J 2017 Jan - Feb;69(1):57-67. Epub 2016 Jun 25.
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, MO, United States. Electronic address:
    Background: Diagnosis of constrictive pericarditis (CP) can be challenging. It can be nearly impossible to distinguish CP from other causes of right heart failure. Although various imaging modalities help in the diagnosis, no test is definitive. Read More

    Hourglass-shaped right ventricle and localized constrictive pericarditis.
    Echocardiography 2017 Feb 18;34(2):320-321. Epub 2017 Feb 18.
    Department of Cardiology, Bursa Postgraduate Hospital, Bursa, Turkey.
    Constrictive pericarditis is characterized by thick pericardial fibrosis and frequent calcification that progressively impairs diastolic filling of the heart. The diagnosis of constrictive pericarditis has been challenging even though multiple diagnostic modalities have been developed. The diagnosis of constructive pericarditis is especially difficult in localized constrictive pericarditis which is extremely rare. Read More

    Transthoracic Echocardiography: Pitfalls and Limitations as Delineated at Cardiac CT and MR Imaging.
    Radiographics 2017 Mar-Apr;37(2):383-406. Epub 2017 Feb 17.
    From the Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, 1505 N Edgemont Ave, Basement, Los Angeles, CA 90027.
    Transthoracic echocardiography ( TTE transthoracic echocardiography ) is a critical tool in the field of clinical cardiology. It often serves as one of the first-line imaging modalities in the evaluation of cardiac disease owing to its low cost, portability, widespread availability, lack of ionizing radiation, and ability to evaluate both anatomy and function of the heart. Consequently, a large majority of patients undergoing a cardiac computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance (MR) imaging examination will have a TTE transthoracic echocardiography available for review. Read More

    The Importance of Complete Pericardiectomy and the Role of the Apical Suction Device in Chronic Constrictive Pericarditis.
    Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2017 Feb 5;50(1):22-29. Epub 2017 Feb 5.
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Seoul National University Hospital.
    Background: The aim of this study was to analyze the preoperative attributes and clinical impacts of complete pericardiectomy in chronic constrictive pericarditis.

    Methods: A total of 26 patients were treated from January 2001 to December 2013. The pericardium was resected as widely as possible. Read More

    Necrotizing Liver Granuloma/Abscess and Constrictive Aspergillosis Pericarditis with Central Nervous System Involvement: Different Remarkable Phenotypes in Different Chronic Granulomatous Disease Genotypes.
    Case Reports Immunol 2017 10;2017:2676403. Epub 2017 Jan 10.
    Pediatric Immunology Department, Medical Faculty, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey.
    Chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) is a primary immune deficiency causing predisposition to infections with specific microorganisms, Aspergillus species and Staphylococcus aureus being the most common ones. A 16-year-old boy with a mutation in CYBB gene coding gp91(phox) protein (X-linked disease) developed a liver abscess due to Staphylococcus aureus. In addition to medical therapy, surgical treatment was necessary for the management of the disease. Read More

    Late onset radiation-induced constrictive pericarditis and cardiomyopathy after radiotherapy: A case report.
    Medicine (Baltimore) 2017 Feb;96(5):e5932
    aDepartment of Cardiology bDepartment of Cardiac Surgery, State Key Laboratory of Cardiovascular Disease, FuWai Hospital, National Center for Cardiovascular Diseases, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, People's Republic of China.
    Introduction: Radiation-induced heart disease (RIHD) is a serious side effect of cancer treatment, including coronary artery disease, valvular cardiac dysfunction, cardiomyopathy, aortopathy, and chronic constrictive pericarditis. Herein, this case we present was diagnosed as radiation-induced constrictive pericarditis and cardiomyopathy by means of cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) and transthoracic echocardiogram, finally confirmed by pathology after performing heart transplant operation.

    Conclusions: This case supports a notion that RIHD often causes multiple heart impairment and CMR is helpful to diagnose cardiomyopathy after radiation. Read More

    [Cardiobacterium hominis pericarditis: an unusual case].
    Rev Chilena Infectol 2016 Dec;33(6):691-695
    Nefrología, Instituto de Medicina, Universidad Austral de Chile, Chile.
    The case of a male patient under hemodialytic therapy, who developed right heart failure is presented. Echocardiography revealed pericardial effusion, constrictive pattem in the right cavities, septation, without valvular damage and preserved systolic and diastolic function. Pericardial drainage and extensive pericardiectomy was performed obtaining cultures of pericardial tissue positive for an HACEK group organism, Cardiobacterium hominis, with repeatedly negative blood cultures. Read More

    Anti-inflammatory properties of amniotic membrane patch following pericardiectomy for constrictive pericarditis.
    J Cardiothorac Surg 2017 Jan 26;12(1). Epub 2017 Jan 26.
    Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Arizona College of Medicine, 1501 North Campbell Avenue, Room 4302, Tucson, AZ, 85724, USA.
    Background: Since constrictive pericarditis is most often idiopathic and the pathophysiology remains largely unknown, both the diagnosis and the treatment can be challenging. However, by definition, inflammatory processes are central to this disease process. Amniotic membrane patches have been shown to possess anti-inflammatory properties and are believed to be immune privileged. Read More

    A rare cause of constrictive pericarditis.
    BMJ Case Rep 2017 Jan 18;2017. Epub 2017 Jan 18.
    Cardiovascular Medicine Division, Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
    A 67-year-old man presented with 3 months of exertional dyspnoea and 1 week of oedema. Examination revealed elevated neck veins, pulsus paradoxus, muffled heart sounds, decreased breath sounds and pedal oedema. Transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE) demonstrated cardiac tamponade, and chest X-ray showed pleural effusion. Read More

    Redefining Effusive-Constrictive Pericarditis with Echocardiography.
    J Cardiovasc Ultrasound 2016 Dec 28;24(4):317-323. Epub 2016 Dec 28.
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Academic Hospital, Parow, South Africa.
    Background: Effusive-constrictive pericarditis (ECP) is traditionally diagnosed by using the expensive and invasive technique of direct pressure measurements in the pericardial space and the right atrium. The aim of this study was to assess the diagnostic role of echocardiography in tuberculous ECP.

    Methods: Intrapericardial and right atrial pressures were measured pre- and post-pericardiocentesis, and right ventricular and left ventricular pressures were measured post-pericardiocentesis in patients with tuberculous pericardial effusions. Read More

    Constrictive Pericarditis: A Practical Clinical Approach.
    Prog Cardiovasc Dis 2017 Jan - Feb;59(4):369-379. Epub 2017 Jan 4.
    Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA. Electronic address:
    Constrictive pericarditis (CP) represents a form of severe diastolic heart failure (HF), secondary to a noncompliant pericardium. The true prevalence of CP is unknown but it is observed in 0.2-0. Read More

    Immunoglobulin G4-related constrictive pericarditis identified by cytological examination of pericardial effusion: a case report.
    J Med Case Rep 2016 Dec 20;10(1):359. Epub 2016 Dec 20.
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sendai Kousei Hospital, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan.
    Background: Immunoglobulin G4-related disease is increasingly recognized as a systemic autoimmune disorder characterized by immunoglobulin G4-positive lymphocyte infiltration. Organ biopsy and histopathology are the most important diagnostic methods; however, the significance of a cytological examination in immunoglobulin G4-related disease cases is still unclear.

    Case Presentation: A 73-year-old Asian man who was a former tobacco smoker presented with progressive exertional dyspnea, systemic edema, and pericardial effusion. Read More

    A prospective investigation into the effect of colchicine on tuberculous pericarditis.
    Cardiovasc J Afr 2016 Nov/Dec;27(6):350-355
    Medi-Clinic Hospital, Durbanville, South Africa.
    Introduction: Tuberculous (TB) pericarditis carries significant mortality and morbidity rates, not only during the primary infection, but also as part of the granulomatous scar-forming fibrocalcific constrictive pericarditis so commonly associated with this disease. Numerous therapies have previously been investigated as adjuvant strategies in the prevention of pericardial constriction. Colchicine is well described in the treatment of various aetiologies of pericarditis. Read More

    Prognostic implications of epicardial fat volume quantification in acute pericarditis.
    Eur J Clin Invest 2017 Feb 30;47(2):129-136. Epub 2016 Dec 30.
    1st Cardiology Department, Hippokration Hospital, Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece.
    Background: The pathophysiology of acute pericarditis remains largely unknown, and biomarkers are needed to identify patients susceptible to complications. As adipose tissue has a pivotal role in cardiovascular disease pathogenesis, we hypothesized that quantification of epicardial fat volume (EFV) provides prognostic information in patients with acute pericarditis.

    Materials And Methods: Fifty (n = 50) patients with first diagnosis of acute pericarditis were enrolled in this study. Read More

    Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Presenting as Constrictive Pericarditis: A Rare Case Report.
    J Tehran Heart Cent 2016 Apr;11(2):92-97
    Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran.
    Constrictive pericarditis (CP) is an uncommon post inflammatory disorder. It is described as pericardial thickening, myocardial constriction, and impaired diastolic filling. The most common etiologies are idiopathy, mediastinal radiotherapy, and prior cardiac surgery. Read More

    Long-Term Clinical Outcomes and Prognostic Factors After Pericardiectomy for Constrictive Pericarditis in a Japanese Population.
    Circ J 2017 Jan 8;81(2):206-212. Epub 2016 Dec 8.
    Department of Cardiology, Tenri Hospital.
    Background: Constrictive pericarditis (CP) is characterized by impaired diastolic cardiac function leading to heart failure. Pericardiectomy is considered effective treatment for CP, but data on long-term clinical outcomes after pericardiectomy are limited.Methods and Results:We retrospectively investigated 45 consecutive patients (mean age, 59±14 years) who underwent pericardiectomy for CP. Read More

    Pathophysiology of the Pericardium.
    Prog Cardiovasc Dis 2017 Jan - Feb;59(4):341-348. Epub 2016 Dec 1.
    Physiology and Biophysics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH; University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, OH. Electronic address:
    Pericardial heart disease includes pericarditis, (an acute, subacute, or chronic fibrinous, noneffusive, or exudative process), and its complications, constriction, (an acute, subacute, or chronic adhesive or fibrocalcific response), and cardiac tamponade. The pathophysiology of cardiac tamponade and constrictive pericarditis readily explains their respective findings on clinical examination, Doppler echocardiography, and at cardiac catheterization. The primary abnormality of cardiac tamponade is pan-cyclic compression of the cardiac chambers by increased pericardial fluid requiring that cardiac chambers compete for a fixed intrapericardial volume. Read More

    Surgical experience on chronic constrictive pericarditis in African setting: review of 35 years' experience in Cote d'Ivoire.
    Cardiovasc Diagn Ther 2016 Oct;6(Suppl 1):S13-S19
    Department of Cardio-Vascular and Thoracic Surgery, Bouake Teaching Hospital, Bouake, Cote d'Ivoire.
    Background: Surgical experience with chronic constrictive pericarditis (CCP) is rarely documented in Africa; the aim of this study is therefore to review our African experience with CCP from 1977 to 2012 in terms of clinical and surgical outcomes and risk factors of early death after pericardiectomy.

    Methods: This retrospective study is related to 120 patients with CCP; there were 72 men and 48 women with an average age at 28.8±10. Read More

    Predictive factors for unfavorable outcomes of tuberculous pericarditis in human immunodeficiency virus-uninfected patients in an intermediate tuberculosis burden country.
    BMC Infect Dis 2016 Nov 29;16(1):719. Epub 2016 Nov 29.
    Department of Internal Medicine and AIDS Research Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, 50-1 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, 120-752, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
    Background: In areas where Mycobacterium tuberculosis is endemic, tuberculosis is known to be the most common cause of pericarditis. However, the difficulty in diagnosis may lead to late complications such as constrictive pericarditis and increased mortality. Therefore, identification of patients at a high risk for poor prognosis, and prompt initiation of treatment are important in the outcome of TB pericarditis. Read More

    Untying the Gordian knot of pericardial diseases: A pragmatic approach.
    Hellenic J Cardiol 2016 Sep - Oct;57(5):315-322. Epub 2016 Nov 25.
    Cardiology Department, University of Athens Medical School, Hippokration General Hospital, Athens, Greece.
    Pericardial disorders constitute a relatively common cause of heart disease. Although acute pericarditis, especially the idiopathic forms that are the most prevalent, is considered a benign disease overall, its short- and long-term complications, namely, recurrent pericarditis, cardiac tamponade and constrictive pericarditis, constitute a matter of concern in the medical community. In recent years, several clinical trials contributed to redefining our traditional approach to pericardial diseases. Read More

    Recent advances in the management of pericardial diseases.
    Hosp Pract (1995) 2016 Dec;44(5):266-273
    a Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic , University Cardiology, AOU Città della Salute e della Scienza di Torino , Torino , Italy.
    Pericardial diseases are relatively common in clinical practice either as isolated diseases or part of an underlying or systemic disease. Recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment have greatly improved the clinical management and lead to consensus documents on multimodality imaging and new guidelines on the diagnosis and therapy of pericardial diseases. The aim of the present paper is to summarize available evidence in order to provide an updated and comprehensive review on the recent advances in the management of pericardial diseases. Read More

    Differentiation of Constriction and Restriction: Complex Cardiovascular Hemodynamics.
    J Am Coll Cardiol 2016 Nov;68(21):2329-2347
    Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.
    Differentiation of constrictive pericarditis (CP) from restrictive cardiomyopathy (RCM) is a complex and often challenging process. Because CP is a potentially curable cause of heart failure and therapeutic options for RCM are limited, distinction of these 2 conditions is critical. Although different in regard to etiology, prognosis, and treatment, CP and RCM share a common clinical presentation of predominantly right-sided heart failure, in the absence of significant left ventricular systolic dysfunction or valve disease, due to impaired ventricular diastolic filling. Read More

    Pericardiectomy as a diagnostic and therapeutic procedure.
    BMJ Case Rep 2016 Nov 14;2016. Epub 2016 Nov 14.
    Department of Medicine/Cardiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA.
    A 70-year-old man presented with recent onset, predominantly right-sided heart failure. Echocardiogram demonstrated features of hypertensive heart disease and was suggestive of, but non-diagnostic for, constrictive pericarditis (CP). CT demonstrated mild pericardial thickening. Read More

    Transesophageal Echocardiography and Radiation-induced Damages.
    Heart Views 2016 Jul-Sep;17(3):114-116
    Department of Heart and Vessels, Cardiac Surgery Unit and Heart Transplantation Center, S. Camillo-Forlanini Hospital, Rome, Italy.
    The long-term sequelae of mantle therapy include, especially lung and cardiac disease but also involve the vessels and the organs in the neck and thorax (such as thyroid, aorta, and esophagus). We presented the case of 66-year-old female admitted for congestive heart failure in radiation-induced heart disease. The patient had undergone to massive radiotherapy 42 years ago for Hodgkin's disease (type 1A). Read More

    Constrictive Pericarditis and Protein-Losing Enteropathy: Is Extremely Severe Hypoalbuminemia Reversible by Pericardiectomy?
    Circ Heart Fail 2016 Dec;9(12)
    From the Department of Cardiology (H.M., T.K., T.N., O.H., Y.M., M.M., M.S., K.F.), Department of Cardiovascular Surgery (K.O., H.S.), and Department of Gastroenterology (K.Y.), Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.

    Right-Sided Heart Failure and Extracorporeal Life Support in Patients Undergoing Pericardiectomy for Constrictive Pericarditis: A Risk Factor Analysis for Adverse Outcome.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2016 Nov 17. Epub 2016 Nov 17.
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany.
    Background Right ventricular failure is a life-threatening postoperative complication after pericardiectomy. We conducted a retrospective study with a special emphasis on right ventricular failure. Methods Between June 1997 and September 2011, 69 patients underwent surgical pericardiectomy at our center. Read More

    A case report of a giant right ventricular outflow tract in a young man.
    Medicine (Baltimore) 2016 Nov;95(45):e5313
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, People's Republic of China.
    Introduction: Localized pericardium restriction is a rare disease and likely to be unrecognized owing to the atypical manifestation, even after diagnostic avenues are exhausted. Recognizing the red flags of the disease could timely spark a preliminary suspicion of the disease and thus contribute to the early application of relevant examinations.

    Case Presentation: We will here report a case of a 21-year-old young man with a giant right ventricular outflow tract. Read More

    [The physical examination - a vanishing art?]
    Dtsch Med Wochenschr 2016 Oct 4;141(22):1636-1638. Epub 2016 Nov 4.
    This report describes the case of a 63-year-old female patient who presented with progressive dyspnea to a specialized internal medicine practice. Prior consultations with her primary care physician and a cardiologist followed by hospitalizations in an acute care hospital and in a specialist clinic for cardiology had not yielded a conclusive diagnosis. During the physical examination, significant bilateral lower extremity edema, as well as pronounced jugular venous distention was noted while in a seated position. Read More

    A Case of Haemorrhagic Constrictive Pericarditis with Bilateral Pleural Effusions.
    Case Rep Cardiol 2016 11;2016:8142134. Epub 2016 Oct 11.
    Division of Cardiology, New York Medical College, Metropolitan Hospital Center, Valhalla, NY, USA.
    Presentation of pericardial disease is diverse, with the viral aetiology being the most common cause; however, when haemorrhagic pericardial effusion is present, these causes are narrowed to few aetiologies. We present a case of a young female of African descent who presented with diffuse abdominal pain and vomiting. Initial work-up showed pericardial effusion with impending echocardiographic findings of cardiac tamponade and bilateral pleural effusions. Read More

    Two-dimensional speckle tracking cardiac mechanics and constrictive pericarditis: systematic review.
    Echocardiography 2016 Oct 19;33(10):1589-1599. Epub 2016 Aug 19.
    Heart and Vascular Institute, Center for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Pericardial Diseases, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA.
    Transthoracic echocardiography has a pivotal role in the diagnosis of constrictive pericarditis (CP). In addition to the classic M-mode, two-dimensional and Doppler indices, newer methodologies designed to evaluate myocardial mechanics, such as two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography (2DSTE), provide additional diagnostic and clinical information in the context of CP. Research has demonstrated that cardiac mechanics can improve echocardiographic diagnostic accuracy of CP and aid in differentiating between constrictive and restrictive ventricular physiology. Read More

    Post-pericardiotomy Syndrome.
    Curr Cardiol Rep 2016 Nov;18(11):116
    Center for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Pericardial Disease, Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue, J1-5, Cleveland, OH, 44195, USA.
    Post-pericardiotomy syndrome (PPS) occurs in a subgroup of patients who have undergone cardiothoracic surgery and is characterized by fever, pleuritic pain, pleural effusion, and pericardial effusion. It is associated with significant morbidity, and the leading complications include tamponade and constrictive pericarditis. Epidemiologic studies have found that PPS often occurs among younger patients; however, there is a lack of comprehensive risk stratification. Read More

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