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Multimodality Imaging for the Assessment of Pericardial Diseases.

Curr Cardiol Rep 2019 Apr 16;21(5):41. Epub 2019 Apr 16.

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

Purpose Of Review: The diagnosis of pericardial syndromes, while occasionally straightforward, includes a wide range of pathologies and is often a well-recognized clinical challenge. The aim of this review is to highlight the key role of the various imaging modalities for the diagnosis and management of the spectrum of pericardial diseases.

Recent Findings: Cardiac imaging has become an integral part of the diagnostic process often beginning with echocardiography and supported by advanced imaging modalities including computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and positive emission tomography. Read More

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April 2019
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Pericardial diseases in patients with hypothyroidism.

Heart 2019 Apr 4. Epub 2019 Apr 4.

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

Hypothyroidism is a well-known cause of pericardial effusion (with an incidence of 3%-37%) and can cause cardiac tamponade in severe cases. In this review, we present the current knowledge on the epidemiology of hypothyroid-induced pericardial diseases, the mechanism through which low thyroid hormone levels affect the pericardium, the associated clinical manifestations, diagnostic tests and management options. Hypothyroidism causes pericardial effusion through increased permeability of the epicardial vessels and decreased lymphatic drainage of albumin, resulting in accumulation of fluid in the pericardial space. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/heartjnl-2018-314528DOI Listing
April 2019
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Acupuncture-Related Cardiac Complications: A Systematic Review.

J Invasive Cardiol 2019 Apr;31(4):E69-E72

St. Mary Medical Center, 1203 Langhorne-Newtown Road, Suite 320, Langhorne, PA 19047 USA.

Background: The objective of this study is to review acupuncture-related cardiac complications, such as infective endocarditis (IE), cardiac tamponade (CT), pericarditis, and cardiac rupture, as there is no known reported literature to determine the burden of cardiac adverse events due to acupuncture.

Methods: Structured computerized databases were searched using the special Medical Subject Heading (MeSH). Manual search using the references of relevant articles was also performed. Read More

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April 2019
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Tuberculous pericarditis mimicking multiple tumors in pericardial effusion.

J Int Med Res 2019 Mar 21:300060519834454. Epub 2019 Mar 21.

4 Department of Cardiology, Lanzhou University Second Hospital, Lanzhou, Gansu, China.

Tuberculosis is still the leading cause of pericardial disease in developing nations. A definite diagnosis of tuberculosis is usually relatively difficult, especially when its manifestations are not typical. We report a 19-year-old man who presented with chest obstruction, shortness of breath, edema of the lower extremities, and mild fever for 14 days. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0300060519834454DOI Listing
March 2019
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Clinical significance of pleural effusions and association with outcome in patients hospitalized with a first episode of acute pericarditis.

Intern Emerg Med 2019 Mar 13. Epub 2019 Mar 13.

First Cardiology Department, Hippokration General Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Vas. Sofias 114, 11528, Athens, Greece.

The clinical significance of pleural effusions (PLEs) in the setting of acute pericarditis remains poorly investigated. We sought to identify predictive factors for PLEs and their association with the short- and long-term prognosis of patients with acute pericarditis. We enrolled 177 patients hospitalized with a first episode of acute pericarditis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11739-019-02041-3DOI Listing
March 2019
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Amoebic Cardiac Tamponade.

QJM 2019 Mar 8. Epub 2019 Mar 8.

Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, internal medicine.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/qjmed/hcz062DOI Listing
March 2019
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Midterm outcomes of catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation in patients with cardiac tamponade.

J Arrhythm 2019 Feb 24;35(1):109-120. Epub 2018 Oct 24.

Cardiovascular Division Faculty of Medicine University of Tsukuba Tsukuba Japan.

Background: Cardiac tamponade is a serious complication of catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF). However, the outcomes of catheter ablation in patients of cardiac tamponade are unknown.

Methods: We performed catheter ablation in 2467 sessions of AF or a recurrence of AF between January 2007 and January 2016. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/joa3.12127DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6373639PMC
February 2019
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Echocardiogram: The GPS to GPA's Heart (Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis).

Case Rep Rheumatol 2019 16;2019:7609386. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway Township, NJ, USA.

Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) is a rare ANCA-associated necrotizing granulomatous vasculitis affecting small- to medium-sized vessels. Common manifestations of this disease process affect the ear, nose, throat, upper and lower airways, and kidneys. Cardiac involvement has been reported in 6-44% of patients, primarily as coronary arteritis and pericarditis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2019/7609386DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6360069PMC
January 2019
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Nontyphoidal purulent pericarditis presenting with pericardial tamponade in a patient on infliximab therapy.

IDCases 2019 1;15:e00500. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

Department of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX, 79430, United States.

Infection with nontyphoidal is traditionally characterized by intestinal manifestations. However, extra-intestinal infections are known to occur, with purulent pericarditis associated with cardiac tamponade being rare. This case report is of a 57-year-old male with Crohn's disease initiated on infliximab therapy two months prior to presentation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.idcr.2019.e00500DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6370545PMC
February 2019
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A Forgotten Cause of Cardiac Tamponade.

Fed Pract 2018 May;35(5):49-52

and are Fellow Physicians, and is an Attending Physician, all in the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Department at the Veterans Affairs Caribbean Health Care System in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Although purulent pericarditis is rare, it is essential to recognize its clinical features due to the high mortality rate in patients with a missed diagnosis. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6367996PMC
May 2018
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Cardiac Tamponade from Purulent Pericarditis due to .

Case Rep Cardiol 2018 18;2018:4739830. Epub 2018 Nov 18.

Department of Cardiology, Brooke Army Medical Center, 3551 Roger Brooke Drive, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234, USA.

Purulent pericarditis is a potentially fatal disease with high mortality rates if untreated. (formerly ) is an anaerobic bacteria that is ubiquitous in skin flora and is commonly thought of as a culture contaminant; however, it does have pathogenic potential. We present a case of purulent pericarditis secondary to leading to cardiac tamponade. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2018/4739830DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6276432PMC
November 2018
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Cardiac tamponade caused by acute coxsackievirus infection related pericarditis complicated by aortic stenosis in a hemodialysis patient: a case report.

Surg Case Rep 2018 Dec 6;4(1):141. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Second Department of Surgery, Yamagata University Faculty of Medicine, 2-2-2 Iida-Nishi, Yamagata, 990-9585, Japan.

Background: Pericardial effusion is observed in the majority of viral pericarditis cases; however, viral pericarditis accompanied by a large effusion resulting in cardiac tamponade is rare.

Case Presentation: Here, we report the case of a 75-year-old hemodialysis patient with acute viral pericarditis complicated by aortic stenosis. The patient was referred with a diagnosis of aortic stenosis and pericardial effusion. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40792-018-0550-0DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6283806PMC
December 2018
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Uremic Pericarditis: Distinguishing Features in a Now-Uncommon Clinical Syndrome.

South Med J 2018 Dec;111(12):754-757

From the Hospital Medicine Unit and the Core Educator Faculty and Renal Unit, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, the Heart and Vascular Center, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.

We present the case of a 47-year-old man with a history of diabetes mellitus and diabetic nephropathy who was admitted to our hospital with acute uremic myopericarditis. Echocardiography demonstrated a fibrinous pericardial effusion. The patient was initiated on hemodialysis for hyperkalemia, metabolic acidosis, and uremia. Read More

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http://sma.org/southern-medical-journal/article/uremic-peric
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http://dx.doi.org/10.14423/SMJ.0000000000000899DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6281170PMC
December 2018
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Emergency centre diagnosis and treatment of purulent pericarditis: A case report from Tanzania.

Afr J Emerg Med 2018 Mar 1;8(1):37-39. Epub 2018 Feb 1.

Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Introduction: Purulent pericarditis poses diagnostic and therapeutic challenges, especially in resource-limited settings due to the unavailability of diagnostic tools, equipment, and expertise.

Case Report: A three-year-old female presented to the emergency centre at Muhimbili National Hospital in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania with altered mental status, lethargy, intermittent fevers, worsening difficulty in breathing, and progressive lower extremity swelling over two months. The child was in shock upon arrival. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.afjem.2017.12.002DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6223587PMC
March 2018
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Epidemiology of pericardial diseases in Africa: a systematic scoping review.

Heart 2019 02 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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Acute pericarditis following treatment of a metastatic liver tumor with radiofrequency ablation: a case report.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2018 10 22;18(1):200. Epub 2018 Oct 22.

Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Ditmanson Medical Foundation Chiayi Christian Hospital, 539 Jhongsiao Road, Chia-Yi, 60002, Taiwan.

Background: Radiofrequency ablation is a common and minimally invasive procedure used to treat liver tumors. However, the potential threat of heat injury to adjacent structures if the hepatic lesion is near the diaphragm is often overlooked and misunderstood. Rare cardiovascular complications have been reported. Read More

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https://bmccardiovascdisord.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.11
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12872-018-0937-7DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6198527PMC
October 2018
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Clinical Features of Post Cardiac Injury Syndrome Following Catheter Ablation of Arrhythmias: Systematic Review and Additional Cases.

Heart Lung Circ 2018 Oct 7. Epub 2018 Oct 7.

Department of Cardiology, Xinhua Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China. Electronic address:

Background: Post cardiac injury syndrome (PCIS) is a troublesome but not uncommon complication following catheter ablation of arrhythmias. We aimed to study the clinical features of ablation-associated PCIS.

Methods: For this purpose, we conducted a computerised literature search that identified 19 published cases, and we additionally included another 2 new cases from our centres. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hlc.2018.09.001DOI 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://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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Outcomes of idiopathic chronic large pericardial effusion.

Heart 2019 Mar 1;105(6):477-481. Epub 2018 Oct 1.

Department of Internal Medicine, Ospedale Papa Giovanni XXIII, Bergamo, Italy.

Objective: Aim of this paper is to evaluate the outcomes of 'idiopathic' chronic large pericardial effusions without initial evidence of pericarditis.

Methods: All consecutive cases of idiopathic chronic large pericardial effusions evaluated from 2000 to 2015 in three Italian tertiary referral centres for pericardial diseases were enrolled in a prospective cohort study. The term 'idiopathic' was applied to cases that performed a complete diagnostic evaluation to exclude a specific aetiology. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/heartjnl-2018-313532DOI Listing
March 2019
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Non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae purulent pericarditis in a healthy child.

Pediatr Int 2018 Sep;60(9):886-887

Department of Infectious Disease Medicine, Hyogo Prefectural Kobe Children's Hospital, Kobe, Japan.

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/ped.13650
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ped.13650DOI Listing
September 2018
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Pericardium: The Forgotten Space During Acute Myocardial Infarction.

J Emerg Med 2018 10 24;55(4):e85-e91. Epub 2018 Aug 24.

Department of Cardiology, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Background: Acute pericardial pathologies, such as pericardial effusion, pericarditis, and cardiac tamponade, have been reported rarely in patients presenting as ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). We present a series of 3 patients with STEMI, where an undiagnosed pericardial effusion led to pericardial tamponade and subsequent cardiocirculatory collapse.

Case Reports: This is a case series of 3 patients, all women, aged 72, 64, and 54 years who presented to the emergency department with chest pain or syncope and were found to have STEMI with hemodynamic instability. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jemermed.2018.07.013DOI Listing
October 2018
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Adult-onset Still's disease with haemorrhagic pericarditis and tamponade preceded by acute Lyme disease.

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

Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Albany Medical College, Albany, New York, USA.

A 61-year-old Caucasian man presented with a fever of unknown origin, a transient erythematous rash on his right upper extremity and chest pressure after being treated for erythema migrans (Lyme disease). Echocardiogram demonstrated a large pericardial effusion with tamponade. He underwent pericardiostomy with tube placement. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2018-225517DOI Listing
August 2018
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[Ten questions about cardiac tamponade].

Authors:
Massimo Imazio

G Ital Cardiol (Rome) 2018 Sep;19(9):471-478

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

Cardiac tamponade is a pericardial syndrome characterized by diastolic impairment due to the accumulation of pericardial fluid under pressure. It may be an acute life-threatening condition if not recognized and treated (e.g. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1714/2951.29665DOI Listing
September 2018
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Esophago-pericardial Fistula Induced Community Acquired Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (CA-MRSA) Cardiac Tamponade - A Rare Case Report and Literature Review.

Am J Med Case Rep 2018 10;6(6):109-113. Epub 2018 Jul 10.

Divisions of Cardiovascular Disease, Endocrinology and Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A- 11203.

Community acquired methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) infection is a matter of public health concern. The incidence of community acquired Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) is rising. To date only 12 cases of CA-MRSA pericarditis and seven cases of esophageal cancer related purulent pericarditis have been reported. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.12691/ajmcr-6-6-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6071413PMC
July 2018
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A case report of purulent pericarditis caused by Candida albicans: Delayed complication forty-years after esophageal surgery.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Jul;97(28):e11286

Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Jacobi Medical Center, Bronx, NY.

Rationale: Candida pericarditis is a rare condition with high mortality. Risk factors include thoracic surgery and immunosuppression. We report a case of candida pericarditis which developed forty-years after esophageal reconstruction surgery. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000011286DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6076085PMC
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 2019 03;20(3):298-306

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Mayo Clinic, 200 First St SW, Rochester, MN, 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
March 2019
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"Pulmonary Actinomycosis attributable to presenting as cardiac tamponade: a case report".

Multidiscip Respir Med 2018 14;13:19. Epub 2018 Jun 14.

1Department of Respiratory Medicine, Iizuka Hospital, 3-83 Yoshiomachi, Iizuka, Fukuoka, 820-0018 Japan.

Background: Recently, it is reported that is the most common species causing actinomycosis. However, to our knowledge, there was no report about pulmonary actinomycosis attributable to presenting as cardiac tamponade.

Case Presentation: Hereby we describe a case of pulmonary actinomycosis attributable to presenting as cardiac tamponade. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40248-018-0132-9DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6001145PMC
June 2018
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Pericarditis due to serogroup W135.

IDCases 2018 7;12:53-55. Epub 2018 Mar 7.

Sakuragaoka Aozora Internal Medicine Clinic, Japan.

is a well-recognized cause of bacterial meningitis. Although less common, can also involve extra-meningeal sites, including the pericardium. The frequency of such extra-meningeal clinical manifestations differs depending on serogroup. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.idcr.2018.02.009DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6010935PMC
March 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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[Decision-making issues in the clinical management of pericarditis. A statement of the Italian Association of Hospital Cardiologists (ANMCO)].

G Ital Cardiol (Rome) 2018 Apr;19(4):248-259

Centro Cardiovascolare, AAS1 Triestina, Trieste.

Acute pericarditis is not uncommon in clinical practice and may occur either as isolated disease or as a manifestation of another disease (known or still unknown). The etiology is varied and complex and a clinically-oriented approach to management is possible by identifying initial presentation features of high risk (risk of complications or specific disease: fever >38°C, subacute course without acute chest pain, large pericardial effusion, cardiac tamponade, and lack of response to empiric anti-inflammatory therapy), that suggest admission and additional diagnostic evaluation. In any case, a prompt anti-inflammatory therapy at full doses till remission is warranted to prevent complicated and prolonged courses. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1714/2898.29221DOI Listing
April 2018
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Treating Heart Inflammation With Interleukin-1 Blockade in a Case of Erdheim-Chester Disease.

Front Immunol 2018 1;9:1233. Epub 2018 Jun 1.

Unit of Immunology, Rheumatology, Allergy and Rare Diseases, IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital and Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy.

Pericarditis is an inflammatory heart disease, which may be idiopathic or secondary to autoimmune or auto-inflammatory diseases and often leads to severe or life-threatening complications. Colchicine and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs represent the mainstay of treatment, whereas use of corticosteroids is associated with recurrence of disease flares. While effective and safe anti-inflammatory therapies remain an unmet clinical need, emerging clinical and experimental evidence points at a promising role of inhibition of the pro-inflammatory cytokine interleukin-1 (IL-1). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2018.01233DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5992291PMC
June 2018
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Acute Pericarditis as a Presentation of Adrenal Insufficiency.

Cureus 2018 Apr 13;10(4):e2474. Epub 2018 Apr 13.

Department of Endocrinology, Springfield Clinic, Springfield, USA.

Acute pericarditis as a presenting sign of adrenal insufficiency is rarely reported. We present a rare case that highlights pericarditis as a clinical presentation of secondary adrenal insufficiency later complicated by cardiac tamponade. A 44-year-old lady who presented to the hospital with a one-day history of pleuritic chest pain and shortness of breath. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7759/cureus.2474DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5999392PMC
April 2018
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Microscopic polyangiitis necrotizing glomerulonephritis associated with pregnancy: case with a 20-year clinical course and review of the literature.

CEN Case Rep 2018 11 5;7(2):274-281. Epub 2018 Jun 5.

Nephrology Center, Toranomon Hospital, 2-2-2, Toranomon, Minato, Tokyo, 105-8470, Japan.

A 29-year-old woman with past medical history of hypertension was referred to our hospital for the evaluation of kidney dysfunction (serum creatinine 1.0 mg/dL), proteinuria (0.54 g/gCre), and microscopic hematuria. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13730-018-0342-1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6181901PMC
November 2018
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Massive pericardial effusion without cardiac tamponade due to subclinical hypothyroidism (Hashimoto's disease).

Rural Remote Health 2018 05 20;18(2):4384. Epub 2018 May 20.

Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital of Heraklion, Heraklion, Crete, Greece

Context: Hypothyroidism is a significant cause of pericardial effusion. However, large pericardial effusions due to hypothyroidism are extremely rare. Hormone replacement therapy is the cornerstone of treatment for hypothyroidism and regular follow-up of patients after initiation of the therapy is indicated. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.22605/RRH4384DOI 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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Systemic sclerosis: severe pulmonary arterial hypertension and pericardial effusion at diagnosis.

BMJ Case Rep 2018 May 14;2018. Epub 2018 May 14.

Internal Medicine, Hospital São Francisco Xavier, Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Ocidental/NOVA Medical School, Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal.

A 51-year-old female patient with a recent hospital admission reported to the emergency room (ER) with progressive worsening of fatigue, dyspnoea and chest discomfort. She had been recently admitted and discharged with the diagnosis of pericarditis and medicated with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and diuretics. She returned to the ER with persisting symptoms. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2017-223972DOI Listing
May 2018
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Clinical Update in Pericardial Diseases.

J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2019 Jan 3;33(1):184-199. Epub 2018 Apr 3.

University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Birmingham, AL. Electronic address:

Patients with pericardial disease often require interventional therapies or surgery, making it essential for anesthesiologists to understand the altered physiology of these disease states and the resultant impact on perioperative management. The broad spectrum of syndromes involving the pericardium present with varying degrees of clinical significance, from asymptomatic presentations to life-threatening emergencies. Impaired diastolic filling of the heart represents a common theme of pericardial disease, with the rate of onset of pericardial pathology largely determining the extent of this impairment and subsequent severity of presentation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1053/j.jvca.2018.04.003DOI Listing
January 2019
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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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Purulenta pericarditis and Pasteurella multocida: an extremely rare entity.

Rev Port Cardiol 2018 Apr 12;37(4):353.e1-353.e4. Epub 2018 Apr 12.

Serviço de Cardiologia, Centro Hospitalar do Baixo Vouga, Aveiro, Portugal.

Purulent pericarditis is a rare entity, defined as the presence of neutrophilic pericardial effusion which is infected by a bacterial, fungus or parasite agent. The diagnosis can be challenging, especially if patients have taken previous antibiotic therapy; on the other hand the recognition of this pathology is often made late, with the onset of severe symptoms or signs of cardiac tamponade or even only at the autopsy. The authors describe the case of a 82-year-old woman with history of extensive laceration of the right lower limb from a dog bite in July 2016, admitted to the Cardiology Department one month later for Acute Pericarditis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.repc.2017.03.011DOI Listing
April 2018
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Hemorrhagic Tamponade as Initial Manifestation of Systemic Lupus with Subsequent Refractory and Progressive Lupus Myocarditis Resulting in Cardiomyopathy and Mitral Regurgitation.

Case Rep Rheumatol 2018 21;2018:7635982. Epub 2018 Jan 21.

Internal Medicine Department, Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI, USA.

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a heterogeneous autoimmune disease with a wide range of clinical and serological manifestations. Cardiac disease among patients with SLE is common and can involve the pericardium, myocardium, valves, conduction system, and coronary arteries. We are reporting a case of SLE in a young woman that is unique is unique in that initial symptoms consisted of pericarditis and hemorrhagic tamponade which remained progressive and resistant to aggressive immunosuppressive treatment and led to severe cardiomyopathy (ejection fraction of 25%) and severe (+4) mitral regurgitation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2018/7635982DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5828564PMC
January 2018
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A Case of Constrictive Pericarditis Associated with Melioidosis in an Immunocompetent Patient Treated by Pericardiectomy.

Am J Case Rep 2018 Mar 19;19:314-319. Epub 2018 Mar 19.

Clinical School Johor Bahru, Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Monash University Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.

BACKGROUND Melioidosis is a rare tropical bacterial infection caused by the Gram-negative soil saprophyte, Burkholderia pseudomallei. Melioidosis can mimic a variety of diseases due to its varied presentation, and unless it is treated rapidly, it can be fatal.  A rare case of melioidosis, with pericarditis and pericardial effusion, is described, which demonstrates the value of early diagnosis with echocardiography and pericardiocentesis. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5873330PMC
March 2018
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Purulent Pericarditis Due to Paronychia in a 16-Month-Old Child: A Nail-Biting Story.

World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg 2018 Jan 1:2150135117742651. Epub 2018 Jan 1.

1 Division of Cardiology, Carman and Ann Adams Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Michigan, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, USA.

Purulent pericarditis is a rare infectious disease with significant mortality, even in the modern antibiotic era. The presenting signs can often be subtle and patients can deteriorate rapidly with cardiac tamponade. We report a previously healthy 16-month-old female who developed purulent pericarditis associated with paronychia and sepsis caused by methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2150135117742651DOI Listing
January 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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Massive Hemorrhagic Pericardial Effusion With Cardiac Tamponade as Initial Manifestation of Mixed Connective Tissue Disease.

Cardiol Res 2018 Feb 11;9(1):68-71. Epub 2018 Feb 11.

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60657, USA.

Mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD) is a distinct entity of connective tissue disorders characterized by overlapping clinical features of various autoimmune diseases along with the presence of antibodies to ribonucleoprotein (anti-RNP). The prevalence of cardiac involvement in MCTD varies from 13% to 65% and accounts for approximately 20% of MCTD related mortality. In this case, we describe an elderly female patient with multiple complaints without a clear etiology on presentation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14740/cr654wDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5819634PMC
February 2018
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Pericardial effusion associated with systemic inflammatory disease in seven dogs (January 2006 - January 2012).

J Vet Cardiol 2018 Apr 1;20(2):123-128. Epub 2018 Mar 1.

Clinical Science and Services, Royal Veterinary College, Hatfield, AL9 7TA, UK.

Pericardial effusion (PE) is reported in dogs as a consequence of neoplasia, primary cardiac disease or as an idiopathic condition. We describe seven dogs with systemic inflammatory disease, PE without tamponade and increased cardiac troponin I concentrations. Echocardiographic findings and adjunctive testing did not identify other known causes of PE. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvc.2017.11.002DOI Listing
April 2018
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Polymicrobial bacterial pericarditis and cardiac tamponade caused by pericardial penetration of an adjustable gastric band.

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

Department of Cardiology, Haaglanden Medical Centrum, The Hague, Netherlands.

We describe a case of polymicrobial bacterial pericarditis with and , caused by pericardial penetration of the tip of the catheter of a laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (LAGB). The patient developed a cardiac tamponade, and subsequently emergency pericardiocentesis was performed. Analysis of earlier CT scans showed that the tip of the catheter had migrated through the liver and through the diaphragm into the pericardium, and was in contact with the myocardium. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2017-221589DOI Listing
February 2018
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