Pericardial constriction from expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) pericardial replacement membrane is rare. The condition should be considered in the differential diagnosis when a patient with a history of prior cardiac surgery presents with symptoms and signs of heart failure.
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July 14, 2022
February 15, 2022
Because surgical treatment of liposarcoma metastasis of the heart is so high risk, many patients remain without optimal treatment. This video demonstrates a successful excision of a 6x5cm metastatic tumor from the right ventricle of a fifty-two-year-old woman.
Management of Constrictive Pericarditis Due to Calcified Thickened Pericardium of up to 18 mm Thick With Impaired Ventricles
January 26, 2021
This video demonstrates the management of constrictive pericarditis due to calcified thickened pericardium of up to 18 mm thick with impaired ventricles.
November 14, 2019
Interesting succinct note on a major issue, noting a possible association between cardiopulmonary bypass and this common complication.
May 6, 2019
The authors present a uniportal left videothoracoscopic procedure to remove a cystic lesion, immediately adjacent to the right ventricle, the pulmonary artery, and the pulmonary valve without any infiltration.
February 5, 2019
There are several approaches for the surgical management of symptomatic pericardial effusion. The author demonstrates the subxiphoid approach in this video, which is the most expeditious approach and better suited for the unstable patient.
Model for End-Stage Liver Disease Predicts Mortality After Pericardiectomy for Constrictive Pericarditis
September 7, 2018
Radakovic and colleagues evaluated the effectiveness of the model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) score in predicting long-term survival after pericardiectomy for constrictive pericarditis, using outcomes for 79 patients from their center.
May 10, 2018
The authors describe an open surgical repair for a patient who presented with an aortic root fistula from a device previously inserted to close an atrial septal defect.
December 25, 2017
This review article explores the association between postoperative mediastinal blood and atrial fibrillation.
October 30, 2017
A detailed review of the pericardial sinuses on the occasion of discovery of a unilateral pericardial fold caudal to Marshall's ligament. The significance of the structure is discussed as an operating surgical note to ipsilateral pericardial traction/ elevation in beating heart surgery.