Which surgical interventions are used in the treatment 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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Surgical procedures for pericarditis include pericardiectomy for constrictive pericarditis, as well as pericardiocentesis, pericardial window placement, or pericardiotomy to drain pericardial fluid.


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