Imaging-Guided Therapies for Pericardial Diseases

Michael Chetrit, Bo Xu, Deborah H. Kwon, Jay Ramchand, Rene E. Rodriguez, Carmela D. Tan, Christine L. Jellis, Douglas R. Johnston, Rahul D. Renapurkar, Paul C. Cremer, Allan L. Klein*

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Frequently, multimodality imaging is indispensable in the care of patients with pericardial disease. With cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, pericardial inflammation can be characterized as acute, subacute, or chronic. This spectrum of inflammation is variably associated with reduced compliance of the pericardium, which may result in constrictive pathophysiology, typically well-defined with echocardiography. This interplay between inflammation and hemodynamics is often optimally characterized with multimodality imaging and has redefined the approach of pericardiologists to diagnose, prognosticate, and tailor individual therapies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1422-1437
Number of pages16
JournalJACC: Cardiovascular Imaging
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2020


  • constrictive
  • delayed enhancement
  • pericarditis
  • treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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