Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute (Miller Family) Outcomes
Pericardial Disease, Patient Volume
2014 — 2018
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 2018, a total of 2665 patients, including 560 new patients, were seen in the center.
Pericardial Outpatient Clinic Volume, New Consult Patients, by Diagnosis
2018, N = 560
Cleveland Clinic treats patients with all types of pericardial disease. In the current reporting year, a total of 346 (62%) new patients seen at the pericardial disease center had acute, chronic or constrictive pericarditis.
2018, N = 560
There are various causes of pericarditis. The condition is often idiopathic or related to a virus. In 2018, a total of 361 (65%) new patients at Cleveland Clinic had idiopathic or viral pericarditis.
ᵃcatheter ablation; coronary artery stent and cardiac electronic device placement
Pericardial Procedures, Volume and Type
2018, N = 304
The majority of pericardial procedures performed at Cleveland Clinic in 2018 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.