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Surgical therapies for pericardial disease 

Surgical therapies for pericardial disease
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Surgical therapies for pericardial disease
Author(s):

George Krasopoulos

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198784906.003.0384_update_001

Update:

Updated literature on the subject

Changes to text to reflect the input from the updated literature and particularly in relation to:

  • Surgical therapies for pericardial effusion

  • Surgical therapies for constrictive pericarditis

  • Prevention of post-cardiotomy constrictive pericarditis

Updated on 1 October 2020. The previous version of this content can be found here.
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date: 18 April 2021

Surgical treatment for pericardial disease can be both curative and provide symptomatic relief particularly in cases of pericardial collection and constrictive pericarditis. Ideally, every tertiary centre should aspire to having a multidisciplinary team for the treatment of pericardial disorders.

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