Last reviewed: 30 Sep 2020
Last updated: 11 Sep 2020

Summary

Differentials

Common

  • Malignancy
  • Viral pericarditis
  • Iatrogenic
  • Idiopathic
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Uremia

Uncommon

  • Bacterial pericarditis
  • Tuberculous pericarditis
  • Fungal pericarditis
  • Chagas disease
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Post-myocardial infarction syndrome (Dressler phenomenon)
  • Drug-induced
  • Amyloidosis
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome
  • Aortic dissection
  • Trauma
  • Radiation exposure

Contributors

Assistant Professor

Department of Cardiology

Mount Sinai St Luke's Hospital

New York

NY

Disclosures

EA is an author of one of the references cited in this topic. EA declares that he has no competing interests.

Cardiovascular Imaging Fellow

Mount Sinai St Luke's Hospital

New York

NY

Disclosures

BV declares that she has no competing interests.

Dr Edgar Argulian and Dr Birgit Vogel would like to gratefully acknowledge Dr Rajdeep Khattar, Dr David Liff, and Dr Vasilis Babaliaros, the previous contributors to this topic, and Dr Oliver Ziff for his assistance with this topic.

Disclosures

RK, DL, VB, and OZ declare that they have no competing interests.

Peer reviewersVIEW ALL

Professor of Medicine

Section of Cardiology

Department of Medicine

University of Chicago

Division of Biological Science

Chicago

IL

Disclosures

SA declares that he has no competing interests.

Consultant Cardiologist

East Surrey Hospital

Surrey and Sussex NHS Healthcare Trust

Redhill

Surrey

Heart Hospital

University College London Hospitals NHS Trust

London

UK

Disclosures

SB declares that she has no competing interests.

  • Evaluation of pericardial effusion images

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