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Pericardial Disease: Constrictive Pericarditis

by Carlo Raj, MD
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    About the Lecture

    The lecture Pericardial Disease: Constrictive Pericarditis by Carlo Raj, MD is from the course Pericardial Disease. It contains the following chapters:

    • Pathogenesis
    • Causes
    • Signs & Symptoms
    • Constrictive Pericarditis: Diagnosis
    • Square Root Sign
    • Constrictive Pericarditis: Treatment

    Included Quiz Questions

    1. All of the above
    2. Coxsackie virus infection
    3. Rheumatoid arthritis
    4. Prior irradiation to the chest
    5. Neoplasm
    1. It is a reversible constriction of the heart
    2. It is the potential outcome of many recurrent episodes of pericarditis
    3. The pericardium appears white on radiography
    4. It causes a dysfunction in the diastolic relaxation of the heart
    5. It leads to decreased cardiac output
    1. Vasoconstriction of pulmonary arteries
    2. Restricted filling of the heart
    3. Equalized diastolic pressures
    4. Shifting of the interventricular septum with breathing
    5. Inexpandable casing surrounding the heart
    1. Inspiratory increase in jugular venous pressure
    2. Dyspnea on exertion
    3. Chest pain
    4. Jugular venous distention
    5. Decreased cardiac output
    1. Pericardial knock
    2. Pericardial friction rub
    3. Opening snap
    4. S3 heart sound
    5. Holosystolic murmur
    1. Pulsus paradoxus
    2. Pulsus alternans
    3. Pulsus bigeminis
    4. Kussmaul sign
    5. Electrical alternans
    1. Pericardial thickening
    2. Fluid in the pericardium
    3. Asymmetrical septal hypertrophy
    4. Left ventricular hypertrophy
    5. Normal echocardiogram
    1. Right ventricular pressure curve
    2. Atrial tracing curve
    3. Echocardiogram
    4. Electrocardiogram
    5. Aortic pressure curve
    1. Surgical pericardiectomy
    2. Pericardial window
    3. Steroids
    4. Pericardiocentesis
    5. Treat the underlying condition

    Author of lecture Pericardial Disease: Constrictive Pericarditis

     Carlo Raj, MD

    Carlo Raj, MD


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