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Pericardial disease: introduction
  1. J Soler-Soler
  1. Servicio de Cardiologia, Hospital General Universitari, Vall d’Hebron, Barcelona, Spain;

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This mini-symposium is devoted to the so-called “cinderella of heart disease”—pericardial disease. The management of thise disease, contrary to most cardiac diseases, has scarcely been influenced by recent advances in technology. In many cases the aetiology of pericardial disease is apparently due to the presence of a concomitant disease; however, in patients without an apparent cause the …

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