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European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) position paper: multimodality imaging in pericardial disease [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2014; 42(3): 40-65

European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) position paper: multimodality imaging in pericardial disease

Bernard Cosyns1, Sven Plein2, Petros Nihoyanopoulos3, Otto Smiseth4, Stephan Achenbach5, Maria Joao Andrade6, Mauro Pepi7, Arsen Ristic8, Massimo Imazio9, Bernard Paelinck10, Patrizio Lancellotti11
1UNIVERSITAIR Ziekenhuis Brussel, Centrum Voor Hart-en Vaatziek and CHIREC, Laarbeekla 101, 1990 Brussels, Belgium
2University of Leeds, Health and Therapy, Leeds Institute of Genetics, very disipilinl Cardiovascular Research Center, Cardiovascular and Diabetes Research Unit, Leeds, United Kingdom
3Imperial College, Hammersmith Hospital NHS, Department of Cardiology, Department of Cardiology, London, United Kingdom
4Oslo University Hospital, Department of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Diseases, Oslo, Norway
5Erlangen University Hospital, Medizinische Klinik 2, Cardiology Division, Erlangen, Germany
6Instituto Cardiovascular de Lisboa, Santa Cruz Hospital, Cardiology Department, Lisbon, Portugal
7Centro Cardiologico Monzino, IRCCS, Department of Cardiology, Milan, Italy
8Serbia Clinical Center, Department of Cardiology, Belgrade, Serbia
9Maria Vittoria Hospital, Department of Cardiology, Turin, Italy
10Antwerp University Hospital, Department of Cardiac Surgery, Cardiac Imaging, Antwerp, Belgium
11Liege University Hospital, FOOD Cardiovascular Sciences, Heart Valve Surgery, Department of Cardiology, CHU Sart Tilman, Liege, Belgium

Although pericardial diseases are common in the daily clinical practice and can result in a significant morbidity and mortality, imaging of patients with suspected or known pericardial disorders remain challenging. Multimodality imaging is part of the management of pericardial diseases. Echocardiography, cardiac computed tomography, and cardiovascular magnetic resonance are often used as complementary imaging modalities. The choice of one or multiple imaging modalities is driven by the clinical context or conditions of the patient. The scope of the present document is to highlight the respective role of each technique according to the clinical context in the diagnosis and management of pericardial diseases.

Keywords: Echocardiography, cardiac computed tomography, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, constrictive pericarditis; pericardial disease; pericardial effusion

How to cite this article
Bernard Cosyns, Sven Plein, Petros Nihoyanopoulos, Otto Smiseth, Stephan Achenbach, Maria Joao Andrade, Mauro Pepi, Arsen Ristic, Massimo Imazio, Bernard Paelinck, Patrizio Lancellotti. European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) position paper: multimodality imaging in pericardial disease. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2014; 42(3): 40-65

Corresponding Author: Bernard Cosyns, Belgium
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