Pressure-Volume Analysis of Constrictive Pericarditis
Trial status: Open for Enrollment
Why is this study being done?
Until now, diagnosis of constriction was based on pressure changes of ventricle by conventional pressure-wide hemodynamic evaluation but not on ventricular volume change. This study will provide answers to persisting questions about volume changes during respiration in patients with constrictive pericarditis by directly measuring both right and left ventricular volume.
Who is eligible to participate?
Subjects referred for right and left heart catheterization will be eligible.