Webinar: Constrictive Pericarditis

July 13, 2022

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Constrictive Pericarditis

This program will be held on Wednesday, July 13, 2022, from 11 am-12 pm Central Time.

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12:00 PM EDT |10:00 AM MDT | 9:00 AM PDT


Constrictive pericarditis is a curable diastolic heart failure condition, but it is frequently unrecognized. Advances in multi-modality imaging and a better understanding of constrictive hemodynamics have improved detection of constrictive pericarditis.

Once recognized, a subset of the patients can be managed medically although most of constrictive patients require complete pericardiectomy.   Most patients recover fully after pericardiectomy, but some patients with superimposed myocardial disease may not.  


  • Characteristic diagnostic features of constriction is dissociation between the intracardiac and the intrathoracic pressure with respiration that can be easily detected by echocardiography and cardiac MRI as well as by cardiac catheterization.
  • If constriction is predominantly caused by inflamed pericardium, NSAID or steroid can cure the condition.
  • Prognosis of constrictive pericarditis is influenced by concomitant myocardial and valvuar diseases.
  • Successful pericardiectomy requires removal of the pericardium as much as possible. Otherwise, a patient may not recover from constrictive pericarditis.

Target Audience
It is a topic of interest to cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, oncologists, general internists, radiologists, and all groups of providers including trainees, NP/PA’s, and physicians.


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