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Doctor insights on: What Happens When The Pericardium Of The Heart Is Removed

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Dr. Alon Gitig Dr. Gitig
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
16 years in practice
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
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How does the pericardium improve the efficiency of the heart?

How does the pericardium improve the efficiency of the heart?

By not interfering: A healthy pericardium is a very flexible, thin tissue that is "just there." it generally serves little purpose, other than to allow the chambers of the heart to expand outwards in a normal fashion, without resistance, as they fill with blood. If pericardium becomes inflamed, thickened or hardened, the heart loses this outward mobility, and pressure rises greatly as the heart tries to fill.

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Dr. Ibrahim Moussa Dr. Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
14 years in practice
New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What is the benefits of having the heart enclosed in a sac that has pericardium?

What is the benefits of having the heart enclosed in a sac that has pericardium?

Many: The pericardium isolates the heart from surrounding organs, prevents the heart from over expanding when blood volume increases, limits heart motion, and keeps a small amount of fluid around the heart that severs as a lubricant which reduces friction with surrounding tissue as the heart beats.

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Dr. Michael Sparacino Dr. Sparacino
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim Dr. Ibrahim
Pain Management
25 years in practice
Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine
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How long does the heart beat after removed from body?

How long does the heart beat after removed from body?

Automaticity: The heart will beat unattached to the body for 10 hours.

Dr. Mary Callahan Dr. Callahan
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
25 years in practice
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
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I have block in heart at multiple place. My Dr suggested the blocks can't be removed under surgery. What are other possible ways. I have done angiogra?

I have block in heart at multiple place. My Dr suggested the blocks can't be removed under surgery. What are other possible ways. I have done angiogra?

Blockages: That is true, surgery does not remove the blockages that are there, it provides a bypass route around the blockages, but if there are too many, or the artery is too small it can't be bypassed.

Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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How long is it supposed to it take for a person to die after his/her heart has been removed?

How long is it supposed to it take for a person to die after his/her heart has been removed?

Acardia: The aztecs had a lot of experience with it. Brain death probably is irreversible a minute after removal but it isn't likely exact.

Dr. Daniel Weiss Dr. Weiss
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology
30 years in practice
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
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Heart rate very low during intense excise and tired?

Heart rate very low during intense excise and tired?

Heart rhythm problem: This could be a problem in your heart's electrical system or a side effect of medications. You need to see a doctor.

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Dr. Dan Fisher Dr. Fisher
Internal Medicine
23 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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If a pt has 1 stent in their heart, can it be removed, or replaced with one of those new dissolving ones? Or is a metal stent permanent? Thank you.

If a pt has 1 stent in their heart, can it be removed, or replaced with one of those new dissolving ones? Or is a metal stent permanent? Thank you.

Metal=permanent: Metal stents are permanent. Your arterial walls eventually grow around the stent and incorporate it into the artery. There is no removing it.

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Dr. Joey Bluhm Dr. Bluhm
Surgery
13 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at Houston
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I need to get my gallbladder removed, but I have a PFO heart conditon. Will it be okay?

I need to get my gallbladder removed, but I have a PFO heart conditon. Will it be okay?

Yes: You should be ok for surgery. I would see your cardiologist before surgery and be sure to notify the anesthesiologist about your condition prior to surgery so that they can monitor your heart closely during and after surgery.

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Dr. Fuad Kiblawi Dr. Kiblawi
Pediatrics - Cardiology
24 years in practice
Faculty of Medicine, Jordan University of Science and Technology
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Hello my 8 year old daughter was foind to have a vegitation on her heart and had it removed last monday. All her bloods are showing no signs of infwct?

That's good: It's great that the vegetation was removed and she has negative cultures. Does she have congenital heart disease or any central lines reaching the heart? If not the ask the doctor why she had a vegetation/infectious endocarditis in the first place. Good luck.

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Dr. Creighton Wright Dr. Wright
Surgery
52 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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How long after heart surgery are stitches removed?

How long after heart surgery are stitches removed?

Variable: Many of us use subcutiular absorbable, non removable sutures. Skin stitches and staples may be removed at 7-10 days depending on the tissue and its appearance, .

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Dr. Michael Klein Dr. Klein
Family Medicine
17 years in practice
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
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Should I get the cyst under my right arm closet to my heart removed? I've had one removed in the past.

Should I get the cyst under my right arm closet to my heart removed? I've had one removed in the past.

If it hurts: The term cyst can mean a few different things in this case, so I am assuming this is a sebaceous cyst in the skin. If the bump is red, painful, getting bigger or bothering you in any way it should be removed.

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Dr. Hasan Khondker Dr. Khondker
Internal Medicine
9 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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Dr. David Greenfield Dr. Greenfield
Surgery - Thoracic
33 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Dr. Steven Ginsberg Dr. Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
33 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Dr. Erik Borncamp Dr. Borncamp
Wound care
21 years in practice
Rosalind Franklin University - Chicago Medical School
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Had gallbladder removed 6 month ago keep getting really bad heart burn why what can I do?

Had gallbladder removed 6 month ago keep getting really bad heart burn why what can I do?

Began after surgery?: While it could be related to your surgery, more likely its just heartburn. Have you tried any meds? Response? If you get good relief from anti-acid medications it may just be reflux, gastritis etc. Have you seen your surgeon? There are a few studies he/she could do to rule-out a problem and then move forward with treating your heartburn. Or see your primary.

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Pericardium (Definition)

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