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1. Introduction 1.1 What is new in pericardial diseases? 2. Epidemiology, aetiology and classification of pericardial diseases 2.1 Epidemiology 2.2 Aetiology 3. Pericardial syndromes 3.1 Acute pericarditis 3.1.1 Clinical management and therapy 3.1.2 Prognosis 3.2 Incessant and chronic pericarditis 3.3 Recurrent pericarditis 3.3.1 Therapy 3.3.2 Prognosis 3.4 Pericarditis associated with myocardial involvement (myopericarditis) 3.4.1 Definition and diagnosis3.4.2 Management3.4.3 Prognosis 3.5 Pericardial effusion 3.5.1 Clinical presentation and diagnosis 3.5.2 Triage and management3.5.3 Therapy3.5.4 Prognosis and follow-up 3.6 Cardiac tamponade 3.7 Constrictive pericarditis 3.7.1 Clinical presentation 3.7.2 Diagnosis 3.7.3 Therapy 3.7.4 Specific forms 188.8.131.52 Transient constrictive pericarditis 184.108.40.206 Effusive-constrictive pericarditis 220.127.116.11 Chronic constrictive pericarditis 4. Multimodality cardiovascular imaging and diagnostic work-up 4.1 Multimodality imaging 4.1.1 Chest X-ray 4.1.2 Echocardiography4.1.6 Cardiac catheterization 4.1.7 Multimodality imaging 4.2 Proposal for a general diagnostic workup5. Specific aetiologies of pericardial syndromes 5.1 Viral pericarditis 5.1.2 Definition and clinical spectrum 5.1.3 Pathogenesis5.1.4 Diagnosis 5.1.5 Identification of viral nucleic acids 5.1.6 Therapy 5.2 Bacterial pericarditis 5.2.1 Tuberculous pericarditis 18.104.22.168 Diagnosis 22.214.171.124 Management 5.2.2 Purulent pericarditis 126.96.36.199 Epidemiology 188.8.131.52 Diagnosis 184.108.40.206 Management 5.3 Pericarditis in renal failure 5.4 Pericardial involvement in systemic autoimmune andautoinflammatory diseases 5.5 Post-cardiac injury syndromes 5.5.1 Definition and diagnosis 5.5.2 Management 5.5.3 Prevention 5.5.4 Prognosis 220.127.116.11 Post-myocardial infarction pericarditis 18.104.22.168 Postoperative effusions 5.6 Traumatic pericardial effusion and haemopericardium 5.7 Pericardial involvement in neoplastic disease 5.8 Other forms of pericardial disease 5.8.1 Radiation pericarditis 5.8.2 Chylopericardium 5.8.3 Drug-related pericarditis and pericardial effusion 5.8.4 Pericardial effusion in metabolic and endocrine disorders 5.8.5 Pericardial involvement in pulmonary arterial hypertension 5.8.6 Pericardial cysts6. Age and gender issues in pericardial diseases 6.1 Paediatric setting 6.2 Pregnancy, lactation and reproductive issues 6.3 The elderly 7. Interventional techniques and surgery 7.1 Pericardiocentesis and pericardial drainage 7.2 Pericardioscopy 7.3 Pericardial fluid analysis, pericardial and epicardial biopsy 7.4 Intrapericardial treatment 7.5 Pericardial access for electrophysiology 7.6 Surgery for pericardial diseases 7.6.1 Pericardial window7.6.2 Pericardiectomy 8. Perspective and unmet needs 9. To do and not to do messages from the pericardium guidelines 10 Web addenda References