Constrictive pericarditis—a curable diastolic heart failure

  title={Constrictive pericarditis—a curable diastolic heart failure},
  author={Faisal F. Syed and Hartzell Vernon Schaff and Jae Kon Oh},
  journal={Nature Reviews Cardiology},
Constrictive pericarditis can result from a stiff pericardium that prevents satisfactory diastolic filling. The distinction between constrictive pericarditis and other causes of heart failure, such as restrictive cardiomyopathy, is important because pericardiectomy can cure constrictive pericarditis. Diagnosis of constrictive pericarditis is based on characteristic haemodynamic and anatomical features determined using echocardiography, cardiac catheterization, cardiac MRI, and CT. The Mayo… CONTINUE READING


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