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What's the difference between constrictive and restrictive pericarditis?

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Dr. Francis Uricchio
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Disease Location

In constrictive pericarditis the pathology is located in the pericardium surrounding the heart.
In restrictive heart disease, the pathology is located within the muscle the heart. The clinical presentation may be quite similar.

In brief: Disease Location

In constrictive pericarditis the pathology is located in the pericardium surrounding the heart.
In restrictive heart disease, the pathology is located within the muscle the heart. The clinical presentation may be quite similar.
Dr. Francis Uricchio
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Dr. Creighton Wright
Sac normal size and heart gets bigger! Heart Normal and sac gets scarred and tight

In brief: Difficult

Is the heart too big or is the sac too small.
Can get some hints from a ct that the sac is thick, or by history and early images that help clarify any changes.

In brief: Difficult

Is the heart too big or is the sac too small.
Can get some hints from a ct that the sac is thick, or by history and early images that help clarify any changes.
Dr. Creighton Wright
Dr. Creighton Wright
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