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Constrictive pericarditis with a life-threatening giant pericardial cyst and pectus excavatum as unusual cause for malign cardiac arrhythmias.

Perfusion 2019 Feb 13:267659119826827. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

1 Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Heart Center, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany.

Pericardial cysts are rare, abnormal, benign and usually congenital anomalies with an estimated incidence of 1:100.000 and are caused by an incomplete coalescence of foetal lacunae of pericardium development. The size of pericardial cysts varies from 1 to 5 cm and generally do not cause any symptoms. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0267659119826827DOI Listing
February 2019

Radical Pericardiectomy for Pericardial Diseases.

Curr Cardiol Rep 2019 Feb 12;21(2). Epub 2019 Feb 12.

Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue/Desk J4-1, Cleveland, OH, 44195, USA.

Purpose Of Review: The surgical management of constrictive pericarditis has evolved from a partial pericardiectomy via a thoracotomy approach to a more extensive removal of the pericardium. This review summarizes the published studies regarding surgical management of pericardial disease, focusing on the surgical technique of radical pericardiectomy for constrictive pericarditis.

Recent Findings: Anterior phrenic to phrenic resection without the use of cardiopulmonary bypass has been performed in many centers. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11886-019-1092-1DOI Listing
February 2019
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Long-term results of radical pericardiectomy for constrictive pericarditis in Korean population.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Feb 6;14(1):32. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Background: The extent of pericardiectomy is an important issue in constrictive pericarditis but its impact on long-term outcomes has been rarely reported. We compared long-term results of radical pericardiectomy with conventional phrenic to phrenic pericardiectomy.

Methods: Ninety patients who underwent pericardiectomies between February 1995 and April 2015 were reviewed retrospectively. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13019-019-0845-7DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6364466PMC
February 2019
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Uncommon Cause of Paradoxical Low - Flow Low - Gradient Severe Aortic Stenosis.

Hellenic J Cardiol 2019 Jan 31. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

St Luke's Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hjc.2019.01.014DOI Listing
January 2019
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Differential diagnosis of ascites in internal medicine: clinical case.

Ter Arkh 2018 Aug;90(8):74-80

B.V. Petrovsky Russian Scientific Center of Surgery, Moscow, Russia.

Ascites and hydrothorax may be the symptoms of congestive heart failure and do not always reflects presense of the decompensated liver cirrhosis. Clinical examination of patient with chronic hepatitis C which cyanosis of the lips, cervival veins pulsation, a triple heart rhythm indicated on pathology of the heart (constrictive pericarditis), which was confirmed by instrumental methods. Congestive heart failure has lead to the congestive liver in a young female patient. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.26442/terarkh201890874-80DOI Listing
August 2018
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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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Exudative-constrictive tuberculous pericarditis in combination with arthritis in cardiologist practice: thoracoscopic biopsy as a diagnosis and treatment method.

Ter Arkh 2018 Sep;90(9):81-87

V.N. Vinogradov Faculty Therapeutic clinic of I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University), Moscow, Russia.

Aim: The goal is to present the possibilities of diagnosis verification, the features of the clinical picture of tuberculous pericarditis in the therapeutic clinic and the results of its treatment.

Materials And Methods: The paper presents clinical observation and a general analysis of 10 cases of tuberculous pericarditis in patients aged 31-79 (mean age 58.0 ± 15. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.26442/terarkh201890981-87DOI Listing
September 2018
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Grossly elevated plasma BNP does not exclude the diagnosis of constrictive pericarditis.

Oxf Med Case Reports 2019 Jan 24;2019(1):omy110. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust, Wexham Park Hospital, Slough, UK.

Pericardial effusion with constrictive physiology describes a condition in which the pericardial fluid and thickened and dense pericardium limit left ventricular (LV) diastolic filling and prevent ventricular stretch. This leads to equalization of the end-diastolic pressure in cardiac chambers and poor ventricular filling. We report two patients, who presented with symptoms and signs of severe heart failure and with significantly raised BNP levels who were subsequently diagnosed to have pericardial effusion with constrictive physiology. Read More

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https://academic.oup.com/omcr/article/doi/10.1093/omcr/omy11
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/omcr/omy110DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6345082PMC
January 2019
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Graftmaster savior: Injury to a patent LIMA during pericardiectomy, when a covered stent came to the rescue.

Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2019 Jan 28. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Hershey, Pennsylvania.

A 71-year-old male with multivessel coronary artery disease who underwent bypass with saphenous vein grafts to a Marginal branch and distal RCA and LIMA to LAD in 1988, DM II, atrial fibrillation on Coumadin, TIA, obstructive sleep apnea and pulmonary hypertension was referred to our institution after extensive dyspnea evaluation with a diagnosis of constrictive pericarditis for pericardiectomy. He had normal left ventricular function, moderate mitral and tricuspid regurgitation. Coronary angiography revealed ostial LAD CTO, patent LIMA to mid LAD, second Marginal branch CTO with left-to-left collaterals and mid RCA CTO with left-to-right collaterals. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ccd.28100DOI Listing
January 2019
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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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Constrictive Pericarditis: Pathognomonic Image.

Acta Med Port 2018 Dec 28;31(12):784. Epub 2018 Dec 28.

Serviço de Medicina Interna A. Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra. Coimbra Portugal.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.20344/amp.10703DOI Listing
December 2018
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Constrictive pericarditis: To operate or not to operate (Response).

QJM 2019 Jan 17. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

Department of Anesthesiology, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/qjmed/hcz011DOI 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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Constrictive pericarditis as the presenting manifestation of systemic sclerosis.

Rheumatology (Oxford) 2018 Dec 24. Epub 2018 Dec 24.

Department of Rheumatology, St Vincent's Hospital, VIC, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/key404DOI Listing
December 2018
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[Pericardial Hematoma Mimicking Pericardial Tumor;Report of a Case].

Kyobu Geka 2018 12;71(13):1104-1107

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kushiro Memorial Hospital, Kushiro, Japan.

A case was diagnosed as pericardial tumor preoperatively, which was found to be pericardial hematoma and localized constrictive pericarditis intraoperatively. A pericardial hematoma resection and a pericardiectomy were performed. Read More

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December 2018
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TRIMming down to TRIM37: Relevance to Inflammation, Cardiovascular Disorders, and Cancer in MULIBREY Nanism.

Int J Mol Sci 2018 Dec 24;20(1). Epub 2018 Dec 24.

HEMATIM, EA4666, CURS, CHU Amiens Sud, Avenue René Laënnec, Salouel, F-80054 Amiens, France.

TRIpartite motif (TRIM) proteins are part of the largest subfamilies of E3 ligases that mediate the transfer of ubiquitin to substrate target proteins. In this review, we focus on TRIM37 in the normal cell and in pathological conditions, with an emphasis on the MULIBREY (MUscle-LIver-BRain-EYe) genetic disorder caused by mutations. TRIM37 is characterized by the presence of a RING domain, B-box motifs, and a coiled-coil region, and its C-terminal part includes the MATH domain specific to TRIM37. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijms20010067DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6337287PMC
December 2018
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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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Heart Failure due to Massive Constrictive Calcific Pericarditis.

Heart Views 2018 Apr-Jun;19(2):74

Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/1995-705X.244188DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6219277PMC
December 2018
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Protein-Losing Enteropathy and Plastic Bronchitis After the Fontan Operation.

Authors:
Christine Peyton

Crit Care Nurse 2018 Dec;38(6):e5-e12

Christine Peyton is a clinical nurse specialist at the Heart Institute at Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, Colorado.

Protein-losing enteropathy and plastic bronchitis remain challenging to treat despite recent treatment advances. Protein-losing enteropathy and plastic bronchitis have been diagnosed in patients with cardiomyopathy, constrictive pericarditis, and congestive heart failure. This article focuses on patients with protein-losing enteropathy or plastic bronchitis following the Fontan procedure. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4037/ccn2018784DOI Listing
December 2018
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Engorged forehead veins in constrictive pericarditis.

QJM 2018 Dec 4. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

Department of Anesthesiology, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York.

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https://academic.oup.com/qjmed/advance-article/doi/10.1093/q
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/qjmed/hcy283DOI Listing
December 2018
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Establishing Cardiac Surgery in Eastern Nepal: Early Results.

J Nepal Health Res Counc 2018 Oct 30;16(3):257-263. Epub 2018 Oct 30.

B P Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) Dharan-18, Sunsari, Nepal.

Background: Only few dedicated cardiac centres provide cardiac surgery service in Nepal. We are the only government affiliated centre outside the capital providing this service. In this study, we aim to present our early results of cardiac surgery. Read More

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October 2018
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Localized constrictive pericarditis due to an intrapericardial myxoma.

J Card Surg 2018 Dec 13;33(12):789-790. Epub 2018 Nov 13.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Affiliated Hospital of Southwest Medical University, Luzhou, China.

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/jocs.13941
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jocs.13941DOI Listing
December 2018
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A case of medical management of tricuspid regurgitation related to atrial fibrillation with constrictive pericarditis-like hemodynamics.

J Cardiol Cases 2018 Nov 27;18(5):175-179. Epub 2018 Aug 27.

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Graduate School of Medicine, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan.

Severe tricuspid regurgitation (TR) is reported to represent a hemodynamic pattern similar to that of constrictive pericarditis (CP), which should be clearly differentiated for appropriate management. We report the case of a patient with severe TR due to atrial fibrillation (AF) in whom hemodynamic monitoring played a role in the selection of the management strategy. An 81-year-old Japanese man with chronic AF was admitted due to worsening heart failure. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jccase.2018.07.004DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6218380PMC
November 2018
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Epidemiology of pericardial diseases in Africa: a systematic scoping review.

Heart 2019 Feb 10;105(3):180-188. Epub 2018 Nov 10.

Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa.

Objectives: This scoping review sought to summarise available data on the prevalence, aetiology, diagnosis, treatment and outcome of pericardial disease in Africa.

Methods: We searched PubMed, Scopus and African Journals Online from 1 January 1967 to 30 July 2017 to identify all studies published on the prevalence, aetiologies, diagnosis, treatment and outcomes of pericardial diseases in adults residing in Africa.

Results: 36 studies were included. Read More

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http://heart.bmj.com/lookup/doi/10.1136/heartjnl-2018-313922
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/heartjnl-2018-313922DOI Listing
February 2019
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P-wave terminal force in lead V1 is a predictive indicator for the diagnosis of tuberculous constrictive pericarditis.

Heart Lung 2018 Oct 31. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

Heart Center, Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, No. 3 Qingchun East Road, Jianggan District, Hangzhou 310016, China. Electronic address:

Objectives: The purpose of this study is to explore the value of P-wave terminal force in lead V1 (PTFV1) in the clinical diagnosis of tuberculous constrictive pericarditis (TCP).

Methods: A total of 53 patients with TCP and 64 patients with tuberculous exudative pericarditis were enrolled in this retrospective study. The demographic and clinical characteristics were collected, including gender, age, the course of disease and New York Heart Association (NYHA) classification. Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S01479563183006
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hrtlng.2018.09.007DOI Listing
October 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://Insights.ovid.com/crossref?an=00003072-900000000-9739
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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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Right ventricular enlargement predicts responsiveness to tolvaptan in congestive heart failure patients with reduced ejection fraction.

Int J Cardiol Heart Vasc 2018 Dec 10;21:69-73. Epub 2018 Oct 10.

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine, 1-4-3 Asahimachi Abenoku, Osaka 545-8585, Japan.

Background: Tolvaptan is a vasopressin type 2 receptor antagonist used in heart failure (HF) with refractory diuretic resistance. However, since tolvaptan is also ineffective in some HF patients with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), the identification of responders is important.

Methods: The study population consisted of 51 HFrEF patients who were administered tolvaptan (EF, 28 ± 7%). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcha.2018.09.008DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6191974PMC
December 2018
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Established and novel pathophysiological mechanisms of pericardial injury and constrictive pericarditis.

World J Cardiol 2018 Sep;10(9):87-96

Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, University of Cape Town, Observatory 7925, South Africa.

This review article aims to: (1) discern from the literature the immune and inflammatory processes occurring in the pericardium following injury; and (2) to delve into the molecular mechanisms which may play a role in the progression to constrictive pericarditis. Pericarditis arises as a result of a wide spectrum of pathologies of both infectious and non-infectious aetiology, which lead to various degrees of fibrogenesis. Current understanding of the sequence of molecular events leading to pathological manifestations of constrictive pericarditis is poor. Read More

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http://www.wjgnet.com/1949-8462/full/v10/i9/87.htm
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http://dx.doi.org/10.4330/wjc.v10.i9.87DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6189073PMC
September 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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Successful Use of Intra-aortic Balloon Counterpulsation for Systemic Ventricular Failure Following Total Pericardiectomy for Calcific Chronic Constrictive Pericarditis.

World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg 2018 Oct 14:2150135118769321. Epub 2018 Oct 14.

1 Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, Delhi, India.

We report two male patients aged 18 and 19 years, respectively, undergoing total pericardiectomy for chronic calcific constrictive pericarditis who developed systemic ventricular failure unresponsive to medical management following surgery. The failing circulation was successfully reestablished using intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation. Aortic counterpulsation facilitates recovery of ventricular function and appears to be a reasonable alternative in select instances of refractory cardiac failure following pericardiectomy. Read More

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http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/2150135118769321
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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://link.springer.com/10.1007/s00059-018-4744-9
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00059-018-4744-9DOI Listing
November 2018
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A Rare Case of Dense Spontaneous Echo Contrast within Inferior Vena Cava.

J Cardiovasc Echogr 2018 Jul-Sep;28(3):204-206

Department of Cardiology, R G Kar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

A 33-year-old gentleman was examined because of fatigue and progressive right heart failure. A striking finding in his echocardiogram was intense and slow-moving dense echo contrast in the inferior vena cava (IVC). Cardiac catheterization revealed constrictive pericarditis, and pericardiectomy was performed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/jcecho.jcecho_1_18DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6172892PMC
October 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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Long-standing persistent effects of atrial volume reduction combined with pulmonary vein isolation.

J Cardiol Cases 2018 Sep 18;18(3):99-102. Epub 2018 Jun 18.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, New Tokyo Hospital, Chiba, Japan.

Although surgical left atrial (LA) volume reduction combined with mitral valve surgery and/or surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation has been reported to be effective, its long-term outcomes in the absence of mitral procedure are not well established. A 74-year-old man with two previous sternotomies-the first for pericardiectomy due to constrictive pericarditis and the second for mitral valve replacement with mechanical valve and tricuspid annuloplasty-presented with heart failure and thrombus in his giant left atrium (1291 mL), complicated by cerebral infarction. His electrocardiogram showed rate-controlled persistent atrial fibrillation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jccase.2018.05.011DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6149611PMC
September 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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Can Constrictive Pericarditis Be Life-Saving?

J Ultrasound Med 2018 Sep 12. Epub 2018 Sep 12.

Division of Cardiology, Lebanese University, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Hadath, Lebanon.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jum.14785DOI Listing
September 2018
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Left ventricular strain is associated with acute postoperative refractory hypotension in patients with constrictive pericarditis and preserved ejection fraction.

J Thorac Dis 2018 Jul;10(7):4147-4155

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

Background: Pericardiectomy is an effective treatment for constrictive pericarditis (CP). Early postoperative complications such as refractory hypotension and congestive heart failure occur in these patients and are associated with increased morbidity and mortality. We hypothesized that left ventricular (LV) myocardial strain measured by two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography (2DSTE) could identify early cardiac dysfunction and relate to acute postoperative adverse events in CP patients. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.21037/jtd.2018.06.124DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6105971PMC
July 2018
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[The chronic constrictive pericarditis, a real calcified gangue realizing a mid-ventricular bottleneck: A case report].

Ann Cardiol Angeiol (Paris) 2018 Aug 24. Epub 2018 Aug 24.

Service cardiologie, CHU de Campus, Lomé, Togo.

A 30-year-old woman consulted for a predominantly right-sided global heart failure chart that had been evolving for about 3 months. Its antecedents include a concept of poorly treated pleuropulmonary tuberculosis at the age of 8 years. Lateral chest X-ray, transthoracic echocardiography and thoracic CT showed ventricular ring calcification with mid-ventricular compression with apical ballooning. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ancard.2018.07.001DOI Listing
August 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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Spontaneous Echocardiographic Contrast in Constrictive Pericarditis.

CASE (Phila) 2018 Feb 10;2(1):34-36. Epub 2017 Nov 10.

Department of Cardiology, The Launceston General Hospital, Launceston, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.case.2017.08.003DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6058926PMC
February 2018
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Pericardiectomy for a patient with constrictive pericarditis and multivessel coronary artery disease.

Int J Surg Case Rep 2018 9;49:231-234. Epub 2018 Jul 9.

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi Traditional Chinese Medical University, Nanning 530023, China.

Introduction: Pericardiectomy for patients with constrictive pericarditis and multivessel coronary artery disease is rare. Therefore, there is limited experience of pericardiectomy in these patients.

Presentation Of Case: We performed only pericardiectomy under the support of intra-aortic balloon pumping (IABP) for a patient with tuberculous constrictive pericarditis and multivessel coronary artery disease who refused to accept revascularization. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijscr.2018.06.034DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6077153PMC
July 2018
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Mycobacterial chylous ascites: report of three cases and systematic review.

Ther Adv Infect Dis 2018 Jul 2;5(4):69-75. Epub 2018 May 2.

Department of Gastroenterology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.

Background: Chylous ascites is an uncommon presentation of mycobacterial infection.

Methods: We report three cases of tubercular chylous ascites, and in addition, we performed a systematic review of the published literature for the clinical presentation, treatment, and outcomes of mycobacterial chylous ascites. We followed the PRISMA guidelines for the systematic review. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2049936118772754DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6044110PMC
July 2018
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