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Modern approaches and use of surgical treatment for pericardial disease

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Pericardial disease can include both effusive and constrictive processes. Surgical therapy for such processes encompasses a number of treatment options. In recent years, several other options have emerged as alternatives to the more traditional open surgical procedures, including videoassisted thoracoscopic procedures, balloon pericardiotomy, pericardial to peritoneal windows, and intrapericardial sclerosis. This review focuses on the different surgical alternatives for treating pericardial disease.

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Chen, E.P., Miller, J.I. Modern approaches and use of surgical treatment for pericardial disease. Curr Cardiol Rep 4, 41–46 (2002). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11886-002-0125-2

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