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Cardiol Clin. 2011 May;29(2):191-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ccl.2011.01.003.

Invasive hemodynamics of constrictive pericarditis, restrictive cardiomyopathy, and cardiac tamponade.

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Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street South West, Rochester, MN 55905, USA. sorajja.paul@mayo.edu

Abstract

Cardiac catheterization historically has been the principal diagnostic modality for the evaluation of constrictive pericarditis, restrictive cardiomyopathy, and cardiac tamponade. In many instances, the hemodynamic consequences of these disorders can be accurately delineated with non-invasive methods. However, cardiac catheterization should be considered when there is a discrepancy between the clinical and non-invasive imaging data, and particularly may be required for the evaluation of patients with complex hemodynamic disorders. This report describes the methods and clinical utility of invasive hemodynamic catheterization for the evaluation of constriction, restriction, and cardiac tamponade.

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21459242
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10.1016/j.ccl.2011.01.003
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