Title

Hemodynamics of constrictive pericarditis and restrictive cardiomyopathy.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-1-2020

Publication Title

Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions : Official Journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions

Abstract

Constrictive pericarditis (CP) and restrictive cardiomyopathy (RCM) are indolent disabling diseases of diastolic function. The two conditions share common pathophysiologic features, resulting in similar and overlapping clinical presentations, echocardiographic findings, and hemodynamic characteristics. However, their clinical course differs, as CP is surgically curable whereas RCM is a chronic condition managed medically. Separating these two entities is based on delineation of anatomic and physiologic derangements employing multimodality hemodynamic interrogation by advanced imaging techniques (Echo-Doppler, CT, and especially MRI) combined with sophisticated invasive hemodynamics.

Volume

95

Issue

6

First Page

1240

Last Page

1248

DOI

10.1002/ccd.28692

ISSN

1522-726X

PubMed ID

31904891

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