Pericardial Diseases: Constrictive Pericarditis and Pericardial Effusion

William R. Miranda, Jae K. Oh

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Constrictive pericarditis is a unique and uncommon cause of diastolic heart failure, secondary to reduced pericardial compliance in the setting of pericardial inflammation and/or fibrosis. Its diagnosis is of extreme importance since it is a potentially curable disorder. In this chapter we review the pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, diagnostic approach, and management of constrictive pericarditis and related disorders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDiastology
Subtitle of host publicationClinical Approach to Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9780323640671
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020


  • Cardiac tamponade
  • Constriction
  • Constrictive pericarditis
  • Pericardium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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