Constrictive Pericarditis in the Modern Era

Apr 10, 2017 - Background—The clinical spectrum of constrictive pericarditis (CP) has been affected by a change in incidence of etiological factors...

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Apr 16, 2017 - Background—The clinical spectrum of constrictive pericarditis (CP) has been affected by a change in incidence of etiological factors. We sought to determine the impact of these changes on the outcome of pericardiectomy. Methods and R

Constrictive pericarditis is caused by fibrosis and calcification of the pericardium, processes that inhibit diastolic filling of the heart. This condition has posed a diagnostic dilemma since it was first recognised clinically.1. Al- though many dia

... of symptoms in many patients, accurate diagnosis of this dis- ... constrictive pericarditis from other causes of .... diastolic pressures and is accompanied by an.

T2W STIR. LGE. “Rip-Roaring” Transient Constrictive Pericarditis ... Pericardial effusion/tamponade. • Constrictive ... treated with colchicine, especially if treated ...

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view this cause has never been proven unequivocally. It is the purpose of this paper to describe another case of this condition. Of special interest is the fact that constrictive pericarditis developed very rapidly in this patient, a point which rais

Oct 4, 2010 - In both typical constrictive pericarditis and effusive-constrictive pericarditis, cardiac filling is impeded by an external force. The normal pericardium can stretch to accommodate physiologic changes in cardiac volume, and only after t

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has had catheterization studies. A case of amyloid of the heart is presented with catheterization studies and the reasons for the clinical and physiologic similarity to constrictive pericarlditis are discussed. T HE essential pathology of constrictiv

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predominantly at thisannulus, the effect on the heart was similar to that resulting from more generalized constriction. In the fifth, signs of functional pulmonary, mitral, and aortic stenosis developed seven years after the original operation for co

Sep 29, 1970 - acterized by effusion into a free pericardial space associated with constriction of the heart by the visceral pericardium. The pericardial disease was idiopathic (nine patients) or subsequent to radiotherapy (four patients), with a max