Explore the latest in pericardial disease, including diagnosis and management of pericarditis, pericardial effusion, and tamponade.
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 diagnostic study evaluates a simplified method for the diagnosis of constrictive pericarditis.
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?
This review examines basic concepts and applications of point-of-care ultrasonography, as well as issues surrounding training and implementation.
This randomized trial assesses whether anakinra reduces risk of recurrent pericarditis among patients in Italy with colchicine-resistant and corticosteroid-dependent recurrent pericarditis.
A woman with progressive dyspnea had diffuse STS elevations, fluctuating troponin elevations, and a hyperenhancing sawtooth pattern in her LV epicardium with extensive myocardial edema. What would you do next?
A woman in her 50s with intermittent epigastric pain, palpitations, and hot flashes had multiple intramyocardial masses involving the left ventricle, aortopulmonary window lymphadenopathy, and moderate pericardial effusion. What is your diagnosis?
This systematic review summarizes published evidence on the causes, diagnosis, therapy, prevention, and prognosis of pericarditis.
Imazio and coauthors conducted a randomized clinical trial among 360 patients undergoing cardiac surgery to determine the efficacy and safety of perioperative use of oral colchicine in reducing postpericardiotomy syndrome, postoperative atrial fibrillation, and postoperative pericardial effusions.
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