Constrictive Pericarditis: Treatment

by Carlo Raj, MD

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    00:01 What you’re seeing here, pulse paradoxus. It was what with diffusion.

    00:01 Constrictive the definitive treatment, definitive treatment in symptomatic constrictive pericarditis that it get in there, surgical pericardiectomy.

    00:10 With pericardiectomy, there are other issues that you might introduce us for side effects and complications.

    00:17 But at this point we’ll leave that alone. Only 50 percent unfortunately are effective. Only 50 percent.

    00:23 But your only option at this point with the symptomatic patient with constrictive would be a paricardiectomy.

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    The lecture Constrictive Pericarditis: Treatment by Carlo Raj, MD is from the course Pericardial Disease: Basic Principles with Carlo Raj.

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    1. Surgical pericardiectomy
    2. Pericardial window
    3. Steroids
    4. Pericardiocentesis

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     Carlo Raj, MD

    Carlo Raj, MD

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