Effusive-constrictive hemodynamic pattern due to neoplastic involvement of the pericardium.


Eight patients with metastatic malignancy of the pericardium who demonstrated the hemodynamics of subacute effusive-constrictive pericarditis were studied. All patients had clinical evidence of cardiac tamponade due to malignant pericardial effusion and were referred for therapeutic pericardiocentesis. In six in whom pericardiocentesis was successfully… (More)


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