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Abstract #0763

Pericardial Enhancement in Recurrent and Constrictive Pericarditis: Correlation with Pathology in 52 Patients

James Glockner1

1Radiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, United States

Pericardial late gadolinium enhancement was correlated with pathologic specimens in 52 patients who had pericardiectomy performed for constrictive or chronic pericarditis. Pericardial LGE is an indicator of pericardial inflammation; however, it does not reliably distinguish inflammation from fibrosis: LGE was seen in 9/10 patients with pericardial fibrosis and minimal or no pericardial inflammation. Pericardial edema or early pericardial enhancement may be more useful biomarkers for pericardial inflammation.

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