The patient was diagnosed as having tuberculous constrictive pericarditis
and was started on empirical antituberculosis therapy for 1 month.
Right auricular and ventricular pressure patterns in constrictive pericarditis
in the modern era: evolving clinical spectrum and impact on outcome after pericardiectomy.
The differential diagnosis includes dilated cardiomyopathy, constrictive pericarditis
, tuberculous pericarditis and rheumatic heart disease.
All these findings, along with the pathological changes of both left and right ventricular diastolic filling after inspiration led to the hypothesis of constrictive pericarditis
When the pericardium becomes thickened or fibrosed, it becomes less compliant and prevents adequate diastolic filling of the ventricles, a condition known as constrictive pericarditis
1994) Diagnostic role of Doppler echocardiography in constrictive pericarditis
This raised the possibility of constrictive pericarditis
, and a cardiac MRI was requested.
following filarial effusion.
They explain cardiovascular hemodynamics using many illustrations and self-assessment problems and address pitfalls in the hemodynamic assessment of valvular diseases, constrictive pericarditis
, tamponade, pulmonary hypertension, shunt pathology, coronary disease, and right and left ventricular failure.
Cardiac tamponade, constrictive pericarditis
and pericardial resection in rheumatoid arthritis.
For example, MRI is capable of distinguishing between constrictive pericarditis
and restrictive cardiomyopathy, as pericardial thickness can be measured and pericardial effusions are clearly visible.