Noninvasive Multimodality Imaging for the Diagnosis of Constrictive Pericarditis

Wissam Alajaji, Bo Xu, Apichaya Sripariwuth, Vivek Menon, Arnav Kumar, Mary Schleicher, Hussain Isma'eel, Paul C. Cremer, Michael A. Bolen, Allan L. Klein

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There is a need to review the multimodality imaging techniques, as well as the emerging role of the newer noninvasive imaging modalities in the field of constrictive pericarditis (CP). Therefore, the aim of this review is to summarize the current available techniques that are useful for the diagnosis and differentiation of CP from restrictive cardiomyopathy. Also, we provide illustrative images and videos of typical CP noninvasive imaging findings, as well as a diagnostic and management algorithm. CP is a challenging diagnosis; therefore, cardiologists need adequate knowledge about the application of multimodality noninvasive imaging in a systematic and guideline-oriented fashion whenever CP is suspected.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e007878
JournalCirculation. Cardiovascular imaging
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2018


  • algorithms
  • cardiologists
  • echocardiography
  • multimodality
  • pericarditis, constrictive

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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