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Dr. Dana Dawson, Senior Lecturer in Cardiovascular Medicine and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist, Polwarth Building, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2DZ, United Kingdom
- cardiac computed tomography
- cardiac magnetic resonance
AS A THIN, ELASTIC STRUCTURE THAT SURROUNDS THE HEART, PERICARDIUM has an important contribution to cardiac physiology, dictating the diastolic interaction between the 2 ventricles. When diseased, the restraining effect of the pericardial apparatus can lead to significant morbidity and culminate in life-threatening situations. Advanced imaging modalities have brought novel insights and refinement in the diagnosis of pericardial disease. Herein, we present a comprehensive pictorial essay of pericardial syndromes beginning with a historical perspective (Figs. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10).⇓⇓⇓⇓⇓⇓⇓⇓
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Dr. Dawson was the recipient of the van Geest Advanced Imaging Fellowship and holds Material Transfer Agreements with Guerbet, France. All other authors have reported that they have no relationships to disclose.
- American College of Cardiology Foundation