constrictive pericarditis


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constrictive pericarditis

n.
Fibrous thickening of the pericardium that restricts diastolic filling of the heart, often resulting from infection, surgery, or radiation.

constrictive pericarditis

A condition in which the pericardium (lining) of the heart is scarred or otherwise diseased, preventing the heart from expanding properly.
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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.
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 (Figure 2b).
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 (CP).
1994) Diagnostic role of Doppler echocardiography in constrictive pericarditis.
This raised the possibility of constrictive pericarditis, and a cardiac MRI was requested.
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.