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New Concepts, Treatments and Diagnostic Tools for Pericardial Syndromes

Section: Heart Diseases
Submission deadline: 30 January 2023
Special Issue Editor
  • George Lazaros
    Ordinary member and Communication coordinator of the nucleus of the European Society of Cardiology Working Group on Myocardial and Pericardial Diseases,First Cardiology Department, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, School of Medicine, Hippokration General Hospital of Athens, Greece
    Interests: Pericardial diseases; Myocarditis; Inherited Cardiomyopathies; Inflammatory diseases of the heart; Cardiovascular imaging
Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,


Pericardial syndromes constitute a significant cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The most recent 2015 European Society of Cardiology Guidelines on the diagnosis and management of pericardial diseases shed light on various aspects of pericardial syndromes, including pathophysiology, epidemiology, imaging, treatment, and prognosis and helped health care professionals make decisions in their daily practice. Despite progress in this field, several unsolved questions and unmet needs still pose research challenges. Following the aforementioned guidelines, high-quality studies filled several of the existing gaps in knowledge. Moreover, in the last year, COVID-19 and vaccination against COVID-19 brought pericardial disorders frontstage. In light of these developments, the special issue, ‘New Concepts, Treatments and Diagnostic Tools for Pericardial Syndromes,’ aims at collecting high-quality original research papers and comprehensive reviews on the recent developments in the field of pericardial syndromes. The topics of interests include but are not limited to:
● Acute pericarditis 
● Recurrent pericarditis 
● Chronic pericardial effusions 
● Novel pharmacotherapies for refractory recurrent pericarditis 
● Constrictive pericarditis (permanent, transient effusive constrictive) 
● Cardiac tamponade 
● Imaging in pericardial disorders 
● Pericardial effusions in heart failure 
● Myopericarditis 
● The role of colchicine in pericardial syndromes 
● Insights in the pathogenesis of recurrent pericarditis 
● Prognosis of pericardial diseases 
● Incessant pericarditis 
● Surgical treatment of pericardial diseases 


Dr. George Lazaros

Guest Editor

Pericardial syndromes
Cardiovascular imaging
Differential diagnosis
Manuscript Submission Information

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Planned Paper (1 Paper)
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to IMR Press journals will subject to peer-review before acceptance

Multi-modality imaging in pericarditis

Allan Klein, Tom Wang

Published Paper (3 Papers)
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