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Pericardium (Overview)

The thin tissue layer forming a sack around the heart is termed the pericardium.


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What is pericardium?

What is pericardium?

Pericardium: The pericardium is the tissue covering which encloses the heart. It is separate from the outer layer of the heart which is called the epicardium. ...Read more

Pericardium (Overview)

The thin tissue layer forming a sack around the heart is termed the pericardium.


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What is pericardium?

What is pericardium?

Pericardium: The pericardium is the tissue covering which encloses the heart. It is separate from the outer layer of the heart which is called the epicardium. ...Read more

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What is a partial pericardium?

What is a partial pericardium?

Pericardium: Congenital absence or partial pericardium is found throughout the world. In most cases, it has no clinical significance, but can show up incidentally as shifted heart on ct scans and xrays. In some folks there could be clinical significance if they need to undergo surgery. There are also some theories that the pericardium aids in the contraction or elastic recoil of the heart. ...Read more

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Where is the pericardium found?

Where is the pericardium found?

In the chest...: The pericardium is a double wall bag that surrounds the heart - the heart of course is in the chest -. ...Read more

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What is an inferior pericardium?

I u mean inflamed?: I think you mean inflamed . This is called pericarditis. This is usually caused by infections or after a heart attack. Autoimmune diseases and gout can also cause this. ...Read more

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What is a thickened pericardium?

What is a thickened pericardium?

Pericardium: The pericardium is a very thin membrane that surrounds the heart. When the pericardium becomes inflamed from various causes, it can become thickened and can even calcify and severely impair heart function. ...Read more

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What is fluid of the pericardium?

Small amount normal: There is normally a tiny amount of fluid there but if it increases it can compress the heart and cause problems. Finding the reason for the fluid such as bacterial infection, tb, tumor, or certain inflammatory disease is necessary to determine the treatment and the prognosis. ...Read more

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What's the role of the pericardium?

Little role: The pericardium is a lining around the heart muscle. Its function is of little value, but it is thought to be a barrier against foreign bodies or proteins that might harm the heart muscle. Its only significance is when the pericardium is inflammed, as in pericarditis, or when fluid builds up around the heart and collects between the heart and pericardium and can cause heart failure. ...Read more