Hemodynamics of constrictive pericarditis and restrictive cardiomyopathy.
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions : Official Journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions
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.
Goldstein JA, Kern MJ. Hemodynamics of constrictive pericarditis and restrictive cardiomyopathy. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2020 May 1;95(6):1240-1248. doi: 10.1002/ccd.28692. Epub 2020 Jan 6. PMID: 31904891.