Chapter 16. Constrictive Pericarditis

  1. George A. Stouffer MD
  1. David P. McLaughlin and
  2. George A. Stouffer

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470692608.ch16

Cardiovascular Hemodynamics for the Clinician

Cardiovascular Hemodynamics for the Clinician

How to Cite

McLaughlin, D. P. and Stouffer, G. A. (2007) Constrictive Pericarditis, in Cardiovascular Hemodynamics for the Clinician (ed G. A. Stouffer), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470692608.ch16

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 OCT 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405169172

Online ISBN: 9780470692608

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Keywords:

  • constrictive pericarditis;
  • pericardium;
  • mesothelial monolayer;
  • hemodynamics;
  • pericardial imaging techniques

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Hemodynamics of constrictive pericarditis

  • Physical exam

  • Pericardial imaging techniques

  • Findings at cardiac catheterization

  • Sensitivity and specificity of various hemodynamic findings in constrictive pericarditis

  • Findings on echocardiography

  • Differentiation of constrictive pericarditis and restrictive cardiomyopathy

  • References