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Dec 18th, 2014 - Action Points Rifamycin for 3 months or more in patients with latent TB was efficacious at preventing active TB, potentially more so than isoniazid alone. In patients with tuberculous pericarditis, most of whom also had HIV, prednisolone did not have a significant effect on the composite of death, cardiac tamponade requiring pericardiocentesis, or constrictive pericarditis. Short courses of rif...
SNOWMASS, COLO. — Demonstration of enhanced ventricular interaction upon hemodynamic cardiac catheterization is a novel diagnostic criterion for constrictive pericarditis, with far greater predictive accuracy than that of the classic hemodynamic criteria, Dr.
Shamik Aikat, MD, Sasan Ghaffari, MD
ABSTRACT Pericardial diseases are common, have multiple causes, and are often misdiagnosed. Physicians need to recognize the characteristic and distinguishing features of the three most important pericardial conditions: acute pericarditis, cardiac tamponade, and constrictive pericarditis.
Jun 4th, 2018 - Discussion Etiology Esophageal variceal hemorrhage is caused by pressure elevation in the portal venous system, leading to engorged esophageal veins that can bleed spontaneously. Approximately 90% of portal hypertension is due to liver cirrhosis.
Cardiology News; Mary Ann Moon
Sep 2nd, 2014 - Neither standard anti-inflammatory therapy using prednisolone nor an experimental immunotherapy using Mycobacterium indicus pranii injections reduced the composite outcome of death, cardiac tamponade requiring pericardiocentesis, or constrictive pericarditis in an international clinical trial of adults with tuberculous pericarditis, a study showed. However, prednisolone was beneficial for one c.
Feb 11th, 2015 - A patient with constrictive pericarditis will have enhanced ventricular interaction arising from the restraint imposed by a rigid, diseased pericardium. That’s crucial.
Dec 1st, 2016 - Explanation: What is shown in Figure 1 is the pulse-wave (PW) Doppler through the left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT). The rhythm is regular, but the peak velocities vary from 0.8 m/s to 1.1 m/s. When there is significant variability in the flow through the LVOT, differential diagnoses include constrictive pericarditis or pericardial tamponade, as well as pulsus alternans, which can be seen i...
Aug 7th, 2012 - This feature requires the newest version of Flash. You can download it here. In this second discussion on pericarditis, Dr Bernard Gersh is joined by Dr Jae Oh, professor of medicine and director of cardiac imaging and the pericardial diseases clinic at Mayo Clinic, to review the diagnostic evaluation of patients with constriction vs restriction. See also: #6: What's new in acute pericarditis w...