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How do you diagnose constrictive pericarditis?
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In brief: Echo or Cath
History, swelling and venous congestion of head, neck liver, etc.
Study by echo may suggest cardiac cath and pressure measurements confirm.

In brief: Echo or Cath
History, swelling and venous congestion of head, neck liver, etc.
Study by echo may suggest cardiac cath and pressure measurements confirm.
Dr. Creighton Wright
Dr. Creighton Wright
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Dr. Michael Fenster
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Cath/MRI
Constrictive pericarditis can be suggested by findings on physical exam, chest x-ray and echocardiogram.
A cardiac catheterization can provide more conclusive data. A cardiac magnetic resonance image (MRI) is perhaps the gold standard fro measuring the pericardium and diagnosing constrictive pericarditis. A cardiac ct can also be helpful.

In brief: Cath/MRI
Constrictive pericarditis can be suggested by findings on physical exam, chest x-ray and echocardiogram.
A cardiac catheterization can provide more conclusive data. A cardiac magnetic resonance image (MRI) is perhaps the gold standard fro measuring the pericardium and diagnosing constrictive pericarditis. A cardiac ct can also be helpful.
Dr. Michael Fenster
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