Explore the latest in pericardial disease, including diagnosis and management of pericarditis, pericardial effusion, and tamponade.
This JAMA Oncology Patient Page describes the accumulation of excess fluid around the heart caused by cancer, known as malignant pericardial effusion.
This case report discusses a finding of blood in the pericardiocentesis catheter of a patient with a recent history of aortic valve replacement and recurrent postsurgical pericardial and pleural effusions.
A patient in their 60s presented with a 6-hour history of sudden-onset worsening chest pain associated with shortness of breath and diaphoresis. What is your diagnosis?
This cohort study investigates the association of myocarditis or pericarditis with BNT162b2 vaccination in adolescents aged 12 to 17 years.
This diagnostic study of patients in China assesses the accuracy of droplet digital polymerase chain reaction testing of cell-free DNA from pleural and pericardial effusion in detecting EGFR variants in patients with advanced non–small cell lung cancer.
This systematic review and meta-analysis investigates the clinical features and early outcomes associated with myopericarditis after COVID-19 mRNA vaccination in a heterogeneous population of adolescents and young adults.
This case report describes a diagnosis of cardiac tamponade secondary to ruptured coronary artery aneurysm in a man who presented with acute chest pain and dyspnea.
This narrative review offers a guide for clinicians on the current diagnostic and therapeutic approach for recurrent pericarditis with emphasis on what is new since the 2015 European Society of Cardiology guidelines.
This cohort study estimates rates of myocarditis and pericarditis after receipt of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine among individuals in Ontario, Canada, stratified by recipients’ age and sex and by the vaccine product, schedule, and interdose interval.
This cohort study assesses the safety and medium-term outcomes of percutaneous intramyocardial septal radiofrequency ablation in a large patient cohort with drug-refractory hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy.
This case report presents the electrocardiogram findings of a 57-year-old man with persistent diffuse ST elevation after failed treatment with streptokinase therapy.
This case report describes a diagnosis of pneumopericardium in a man in his 60s after multiple reintubation attempts owing to respiratory failure from pneumonia.
This diagnostic study evaluates a simplified method for the diagnosis of constrictive pericarditis.
This study investigates the incidence of myocarditis and pericarditis emergency department or inpatient hospital encounters before COVID-19 vaccine availability (January 2019–January 2021) and during a COVID-19 vaccination period (February-May 2021) in a large US health care system.
This case report describes a patient with constrictive pericarditis after recurrent peritonitis associated with peritoneal dialysis for end-stage kidney disease.
A 61-year-old woman presents with pleuritic chest pain, shortness of breath, and syncope in addition to having an inferior vena cava stent placement 9 years prior. What would you do next?
A 71-year-old man presented with a 3-year history of pericarditis and pleural effusions; imaging and biopsy results showed diffuse medullary hypercaptation in the bone marrow and spleen. What is your diagnosis?
A 65-year-old man from Vietnam presented with shortness of breath at rest, orthopnea, and lower extremity edema for the past 2 weeks and nonproductive cough and weight loss for the past 4 months. A computed tomographic (CT) scan demonstrated a moderate to large pericardial effusion that was lymphocyte-predominant with a fluid ADA level of 118.1 U/L. What would you do next?
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