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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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Pericardium (Definition)

The thin tissue layer forming a sack around the heart ...Read more


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My echo said I have a mildy thickened pericardium, what does that mean? also sm pericardiul effusion RV free wall, but shows mod-lg on cardiac MRI.

My echo said I have a mildy thickened pericardium, what does that mean? also sm pericardiul effusion RV free wall,  but shows mod-lg on cardiac MRI.

Pericardial disease: Pericardial thickening & effusion (excess fluid in the sac around the heart) can be caused by a number of conditions including viral or idiopathic pericarditis (inflammation caused by a virus or by other unknown causes), or auto-immune illnesses such as systemic lupus. It would be important to get more details (including why was the MRI done?) Consider an inbox consult here on HealthTap. ...Read more

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My friend had MRI because she have pain fron 1 year in chest , . And in the report mentioned that she have mild thickening of adjacent pericardium , . Is that normal?

My friend had MRI because she have pain fron 1 year in chest , . And in the report mentioned that she have mild thickening of adjacent pericardium , . Is that normal?

Needs f/u: A thickened pericardium can be caused by many things but usually is related to an inflammatory process....In most advanced cases it can constriction. Recommend echocardiogram. ...Read more

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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 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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