Review of differential diagnosis of and differences between restrictive and constrictive cardiac physiology

Pericardial Diseases. In: Current Diagnosis & Treatment: Cardiology [AccessMedicine]
See the differential diagnosis subsection of the constritive pericarditis section. Table 17-2 provides hemodynamic criteria differentiating constrictive pericarditis from restrictive cardiomyopathy.

Yamada H, et al. Clinical features of mixed physiology of constriction and restriction: echocardographic characteristics and clinical outcome. Eur J Echocardiogr. 2007 Jun;8(3):185-94.
With regard to differential diagnosis, note that patients may have both restrictive and constrictive physiological features. Study consists of 38 patients diagnosed with mixed physiology.


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