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