Pericardial Diseases: Constrictive Pericarditis, Pericardial Tamponade and Pericardiocentesis

Pericardial Diseases: Constrictive Pericarditis,Tamponade and Pericardiocentesis

Pericardial Diseases: Constrictive Pericarditis, Pericardial Tamponade and Pericardiocentesis

Course Director(s): Raul E. Espinosa, M.D. and Lawrence J. Sinak, M.D.

Released On: May 15, 2014 - Length: 1:21:03

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Echocardiography is the primary imaging modality for the assessment of pericardial disease. It identifies with exceptional precision the unique pathophysiology of constrictive pericarditis.  Furthermore, it accurately defines the magnitude and extent of pericardial effusion. The presence of tamponade physiology is readily established with this technology. By demonstrating the most favorable site of percutaneous entry into the pericardial space, echocardiography maximizes the safety and efficacy of pericardiocentesis. This tutorial closes with a live step-by-step instructional video of a pericardiocentesis procedure that was performed at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Objectives

  • Describe the unique pathophysiology of diastolic congestive heart failure associated with constrictive pericarditis
  • Review the pivotal echocardiographic findings of constrictive pericarditis
  • Identify echocardiographic nuances and mimics of constrictive pericarditis
  • Describe the technique for performing echo-guided pericardiocentesis, including preparation, procedure, and post-procedure care

Faculty


Raúl E. Espinosa, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiovascular Diseases
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN



Lawrence J. Sinak, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiovascular Diseases
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

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