What is the role of cardiac catheterization in the diagnosis of acute pericarditis?

Updated: Apr 02, 2019
  • Author: Sean Spangler, MD; Chief Editor: Terrence X O'Brien, MD, MS, FACC  more...
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Cardiac catherization is used for assessing pericarditis and tamponade. This procedure can evaluate constrictive pericarditis versus restrictive cardiomyopathy.


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