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Srce i krvni sudovi
2016, vol. 35, iss. 1, pp. 32-35
article language: English
document type: Case Report

Differential diagnosis and management of chronic pericarditis in the context of 2015 ESC guidelines on pericardial diseases
Clinical Centre of Serbia, Department of Cardiology, Department of Cardiac Surgery and Department of Pathology + Belgrade University School of Medicine, Belgrade


Differential diagnosis may be complex in patients with chronic pericarditis and according to both 2015 ESC guidelines and American Society of Echocardiography clinical recommendations require systematic application of multimodality imaging including targeted pericardial biopsies. In patients poorly responding to medical treatment or with specific etiology highly prone to constriction, pericardiectomy should be also considered as the ultimate treatment option.


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