The management of pericardial diseases is largely empirical because of the relative lack of randomized trials that involve patients with these conditions. A first attempt to bring together and organize current knowledge resulted in the publication of the first guidelines on the management of pericardial diseases. Nevertheless, a number of observational studies and the first randomized trials are moving the management of pericardial diseases towards evidence-based medicine, particularly for pericarditis. Emerging data indicate that management can be tailored to the individual patient and, although the optimal duration of treatment is not clearly established, some recommendations can be formulated to guide management and follow-up.

Diagnosis and management of pericardial diseases / M. Imazio, A. Brucato, R. Trinchero, Y. Adler. - In: NATURE REVIEWS. CARDIOLOGY. - ISSN 1759-5002. - 6:12(2009), pp. 743-751.

Diagnosis and management of pericardial diseases

A. Brucato;
2009

Abstract

The management of pericardial diseases is largely empirical because of the relative lack of randomized trials that involve patients with these conditions. A first attempt to bring together and organize current knowledge resulted in the publication of the first guidelines on the management of pericardial diseases. Nevertheless, a number of observational studies and the first randomized trials are moving the management of pericardial diseases towards evidence-based medicine, particularly for pericarditis. Emerging data indicate that management can be tailored to the individual patient and, although the optimal duration of treatment is not clearly established, some recommendations can be formulated to guide management and follow-up.
Effusive-constrictive pericarditis; long-term outcomes; recurrent pericarditis; etiologic diagnosis; colchicine; therapy; corticosteroids; guidelines; prognosis; pregnancy
Settore MED/09 - Medicina Interna
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