A Study to Assess the Diagnostic Value of Exercise Echocardiography for Constrictive Pericarditis


About this study

The purpose of this study is assess the utility of exercise echocardiography in diagnosing constrictive pericarditis (CP).

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients 18 to 80 years old.
  • Patients highly suspected with constrictive pericarditis (CP) and referred to Mayo Pericardial Disease Clinic.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients having contraindications for exercise echocardiography, including:
    • Acute coronary syndrome;
    • Uncontrolled arrhythmias with hemodynamic compromise;
    • Symptomatic severe valvular stenosis/ regurgitation;
    • Systolic heart failure;
    • Active endocarditis;
    • Acute myocarditis or pericarditis;
    • Acute aortic dissection;
    • Acute pulmonary embolism, pulmonary infarction, or deep venous thrombosis;
    • Severe pulmonary hypertension;
    • Physical disability that precludes safe and adequate testing.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Jae Oh, M.D.

Contact us for the latest status

Contact information:

Zi Ye M.D., Ph.D.



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