The Pericardium

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Springer Science & Business Media, Jan 1, 2003 - Medical - 357 pages
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This classic and comprehensive single-authored volume on The Pericardium will provide a current useful resource for clinicians called upon to manage patients with pericardial disease and for physiologists when the pericardium is relevant to their investigations.
  

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Contents

ANATOMY
1
PHYSIOLOGY Pathophysiology
31
PERICARDIAL EFFUSION
87
CARDIAC TAMPONADE
121
PERICARDIOCENTESIS Pericardioscopy and pericardiotomy
167
CONSTRICTIVE PERICARDITIS Hemodynamic comparisons with tamponade and restrictive cardiomyopathy
191
PULSUS PARADOXUS Respiratory effects on hemodynamics
253
ACUTE PERICARDITIS Viral and idiopathic pericarditis
283
SPECIFIC PERICARDIAL DISORDERS Congenital malformations and acquired diseases
303
Index
349
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Ralph Shabetai is a Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego, California.

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