4 doctors weighed in:
Does constrictive pericarditis cause elevated right ventricular systolic pressure?
4 doctors weighed in

Dr. Michael Fiocco
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not until very late
Normally the right sided diastolic pressure increases, and will equalize with the right atrial and pulmonary capillary wedge pressure.
If the disease persists to the point where left ventricular failure occurs, then the right ventricular systolic will rise. This is very late in the disease and the patient is very sick at that time. Look for other causes of high rv pressure, ie valve, lung issues.

In brief: Not until very late
Normally the right sided diastolic pressure increases, and will equalize with the right atrial and pulmonary capillary wedge pressure.
If the disease persists to the point where left ventricular failure occurs, then the right ventricular systolic will rise. This is very late in the disease and the patient is very sick at that time. Look for other causes of high rv pressure, ie valve, lung issues.
Dr. Michael Fiocco
Dr. Michael Fiocco
Thank
Dr. Jerry Routh
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Elevated right ventricular systolic pressure occurs when blood backs up into the lungs in conditions like congestive heart failure or mitral stenosis or where there is damage to the lung from disorders such as copd, pulmonary embolus, or interstitial lung disease.
Constrictive pericarditis keeps blood from entering the right heart by blocking the vena cava causing neck vein distension or ascites.

In brief: No
Elevated right ventricular systolic pressure occurs when blood backs up into the lungs in conditions like congestive heart failure or mitral stenosis or where there is damage to the lung from disorders such as copd, pulmonary embolus, or interstitial lung disease.
Constrictive pericarditis keeps blood from entering the right heart by blocking the vena cava causing neck vein distension or ascites.
Dr. Jerry Routh
Dr. Jerry Routh
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Adam Smith
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
13 years in practice
382K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors