Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute (Miller Family) Outcomes
Pericardial Disease: Patient Volume
2015 — 2019
Pericardial disease includes a group of conditions that affect the pericardium — the double-layered sac that surrounds the heart. Cleveland Clinic's Center for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Pericardial Disease serves patients with a variety of pericardial syndromes. Cleveland Clinic physicians manage the care of a large volume of patients with pericardial disease. In 2019, a total of 2824 patients, including 585 new patients, were seen in the center.
Pericardial Outpatient Clinic Volume: New Consult Patients, by Diagnosis
2019, N = 585
Cleveland Clinic treats patients with all types of pericardial disease. In 2019, a total of 364 (62%) new patients seen in the Pericardial Outpatient Clinic had acute, chronic, or constrictive pericarditis.
2019, N = 585
There are various causes of pericarditis. The condition is often idiopathic or related to a virus. In 2019, a total of 420 (71%) new patients at Cleveland Clinic had idiopathic or viral pericarditis.
ᵃpost-cardiac surgery, catheter ablation, coronary artery stent, cardiac electronic device placement, or trauma
Pericardial Procedures: Volume and Type
2019, N = 304
The majority of pericardial procedures performed at Cleveland Clinic in 2019 were pericardiocentesis procedures. This percutaneous treatment is used to drain large pericardial effusions using an echo-guided approach. The echocardiography used during the procedure improves outcomes.