Does constrictive pericarditis cause elevated right ventricular systolic pressure?

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.
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.

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Is isordil (isosorbide dinitrate) for chest pressure contraindicated in patients with constrictive pericarditis?

Unusual med. Isordil (isosorbide dinitrate) is used to treat angina or systolic heart failure. Constriction does not usually cause chest pain and Isordil (isosorbide dinitrate) would not be useful to treat pain associated with pericarditis. The diagnosis needs to be further investigated. Read more...
Generally no. It is not considered to be contraindicated, neither is it considered a treatment. Why is it being considered? Read more...