Diseases of the pericardium

Katja M. Gist*, Derek S. Wheeler

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract

Pericarditis, pericardial effusion, and cardiac tamponade are conditions that affect the pericardium in either isolation or association with systemic disease. The clinical presentation of these diseases are classic and should be easily recognized. Pericardiocentesis can be diagnostic and therapeutic (and potentially life-saving).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPediatric Critical Care Medicine
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 2: Respiratory, Cardiovascular and Central Nervous Systems
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd
Pages509-521
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781447163565
ISBN (Print)9781447163558
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cardiac tamponade
  • Pericardial effusion
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Pericarditis
  • Pulsus paradoxus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Gist, K. M., & Wheeler, D. S. (2014). Diseases of the pericardium. In Pediatric Critical Care Medicine: Volume 2: Respiratory, Cardiovascular and Central Nervous Systems (pp. 509-521). Springer-Verlag London Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-6356-5_31