CME/CE: Key Concepts in Managing Complicated Pericarditis

CME/CE: Key Concepts in Managing Complicated Pericarditis
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Allan L. Klein, MD

Director, Center for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Pericardial Diseases
Cleveland Clinic
Professor of Medicine
Staff Cardiologist, Section of Cardiovascular Imaging
Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute
President
American Society of Echocardiography

Allan L. Klein, MD, has indicated to Physician’s Weekly that he has or has had no financial interests to report.

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Allan L. Klein, MD (click to view)

Allan L. Klein, MD

Director, Center for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Pericardial Diseases
Cleveland Clinic
Professor of Medicine
Staff Cardiologist, Section of Cardiovascular Imaging
Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute
President
American Society of Echocardiography

Allan L. Klein, MD, has indicated to Physician’s Weekly that he has or has had no financial interests to report.

Significant advances are helping clinicians address risk factors and clarify the role of multimodality imaging, pathophysiology, and novel treatments in the management of patients with complicated pericarditis
Readings & Resources (click to view)

Cremer PC, Kumar A, Kontzias A, et al. Complicated pericarditis: understanding risk factors and pathophysiology to inform imaging and treatment. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016;68:2311-2328. Available at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0735109716353207.

Dr. Klein answers questions about the correct treatment of recurrent pericarditis on a YouTube video that is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkR4BVd-pTg.

Klein AL, Abbara S, Agler DA, et al. American Society of Echocardiography clinical recommendations for multimodality cardiovascular imaging of patients with pericardial disease: endorsed by the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance and Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2013;26:965-1012.

Imazio M, Spodick DH, Brucato A, et al. Controversial issues in the management of pericardial diseases. Circulation. 2010;121:916-928.

Imazio M, Gaita F, LeWinter M. Evaluation and treatment of pericarditis: a systematic review. JAMA. 2015;314:1498-1506.

Imazio M, Gaita F. Diagnosis and treatment of pericarditis. Heart. 2015;101:1159-1168.

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