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Algorithm of Vaitkus and Kussmaul for Distinguishing Constrictive Pericarditis from Restrictive Cardiomyopathy

Purpose:

To distinguish constrictive pericarditis from restrictive cardiomyopathy using the algorithm of Vaitkus and Kussmaul.

Specialty:

Cardiovascular Diseases

Objective:

criteria for diagnosis, differential diagnosis and mimics, red flags

ICD-10:

I42, I31.1

Description:

Vaitkus and Kussmaul developed an algorithm for distinguishing constrictive pericarditis and restrictive cardiomyopathy. The authors are from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

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