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Constrictive Pericarditis Summary

Description: Inflammation of the PERICARDIUM that is characterized by the fibrous scarring and adhesion of both serous layers, the VISCERAL PERICARDIUM and the PARIETAL PERICARDIUM leading to the loss of pericardial cavity. The thickened pericardium severely restricts cardiac filling. Clinical signs include FATIGUE, muscle wasting, and WEIGHT LOSS.

Also Known As: Pericarditis, Constrictive; Pick Disease of Heart; Constrictive Pericarditides; Heart Pick's Disease; Pericarditides, Constrictive Show All >>

Networked: 614 relevant articles (20 outcomes, 30 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Constrictive Pericarditis

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Brain Natriuretic Peptide (Natrecor) : 2 outcomes in 9 results : FDA 1
  2. tranilast (N 5') : 1 outcome 1 study in 3 results : IBA
  3. Colchicine : 1 outcome in 2 results : FDA 13 Generic
  4. Prednisone (Sone) : 1 outcome in 1 result : FDA 119 Generic
  5. Clozapine (Clozaril) : 1 outcome in 1 result : FDA 8 Generic
  6. Antifungal Agents : 1 outcome in 1 result : IBA
  7. Prednisolone (Predate) : 2 studies in 3 results : FDA 55 Generic
  8. Idiopathic pulmonary hypertension : 1 study in 3 results : IBA
  9. RNA (Ribonucleic Acid) : 1 study in 1 result : IBA
  10. Ethyl Ether (Ether) : 1 study in 1 result : IBA
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Diseases Related to Constrictive Pericarditis

  1. Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
  2. Cardiac Tamponade
  3. Pulmonary Tuberculosis
  4. Rheumatoid Arthritis
  5. Syncope (Fainting)
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Key Therapies for Constrictive Pericarditis

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  1. Pericardiectomy : 14 outcomes 21 studies in 345 results
  2. Transplants (Transplant) : 1 outcome in 20 results
  3. Electrodes (Electrode) : 1 outcome in 3 results
  4. Coronary Artery Bypass (Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery) : 1 study in 23 results
  5. Thoracotomy : 1 study in 21 results
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