Imaging of the Pericardium: A Multimodality Cardiovascular Imaging Update.

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Imaging of the Pericardium: A Multimodality Cardiovascular Imaging Update.

Cardiol Clin. 2017 Nov;35(4):491-503

Authors: Xu B, Kwon DH, Klein AL

Abstract
Pericardial diseases represent diverse conditions, ranging from painful inflammatory states, such as acute pericarditis, to life-threatening tamponade and chronic heart failure due to constrictive pericarditis. Multimodality cardiovascular imaging plays important roles in diagnosis and management of pericardial conditions. This review provides a clinical update on multimodality cardiovascular imaging of the pericardium, incorporating echocardiography, multidetector computed tomography, and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, focusing on guiding clinicians about when each cardiac imaging modality should be used in each relevant pericardial condition.

PMID: 29025541 [PubMed - in process]

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