Medical therapy of pericardial diseases: part I: idiopathic and infectious pericarditis.

  title={Medical therapy of pericardial diseases: part I: idiopathic and infectious pericarditis.},
  author={Massimo Imazio and Antonio L Brucato and Bongani M. Mayosi and Francesco Giuseppe Derosa and Chiara Lestuzzi and Antonio Macor and Rita Trinchero and David H. Spodick and Y. Adler},
  journal={Journal of cardiovascular medicine},
  volume={11 10},
The treatment of pericardial diseases is largely empirical because of the relative lack of randomized trials compared with other cardiovascular diseases. The main forms of pericardial diseases that can be encountered in the clinical setting include acute and recurrent pericarditis, pericardial effusion with or without cardiac tamponade, and constrictive pericarditis. Medical treatment should be targeted at the cause of the disease as much as possible. However, the cause of pericardial diseases… CONTINUE READING
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