Pericardial Disease: A New Look at an Old Disease

RIck Nishimura

RIck Nishimura

The research interests of Rick A. Nishimura, M.D., center on cardiovascular hemodynamics and its application to patients with diseases of the heart muscle and heart valves (structural heart disease). Dr. Nishimura and colleagues have used combined cardiac catheterization and Doppler echocardiography to further understand the pathophysiology of valvular heart disease as well as myocardial and diastolic functions of the heart. Their published manuscripts include work with ... View full profile

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Dr. Nishimura, gives an overview of Pericardial disease, by diagnosing with inflammation, fluid and constriction. Nishimura also talks about treatment options involving reducing inflammation, removing fluid, and removing the Pericardium.