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Doctor insights on: What Is A Visceral Pericardium

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What is a visceral pericardium?

What is a visceral pericardium?

Membrane: The visceral pericardium is a very thin membrane attached to the surface of the heart. The parietal pericardium is a thicker, tougher membrane that also surrounds the heart. When we refer to "the pericardium", we are mostly referring to the parietal pericardium. A very small amount of fluid usually exists in between these two layers. When the amount of fluid is called a pericardial effusion. ...Read more

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Pericardium (Definition)

The thin tissue layer forming a sack around the heart ...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?

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 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 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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What is an inflammation of visceral and parietal pleura?

What is an inflammation of visceral and parietal pleura?

Multiple pathologies: Inflammation of the pleura, pleurisy, may be due to infections in the pleural cavity or overlying lung. There is generally inflammation of the pleura overlying lung infarcts. Auto-immune diseases, e.g., lupus can also cause inflammation of pleura. Pleurisy of apparent unknown cause should be treated as tuberculosis unless proven otherwise. ...Read more

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What is a pericardial effusion?

What is a pericardial effusion?

Fluid around heart: Heart muscle is covered by very thin layer of tissue called epicardium. Further surrounded by very thin partially distensible sac called pericardium. Space between epi- and peri- cardium always contains small amount of lubricating fluid. Epi or pericardium can become inflammed or fluid can leak into this space. When fluid accumulates and becomes detectable it is an "effusion.". ...Read more

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What is constrictive pericarditis? Why is it such a big deal?

What is constrictive pericarditis? Why is it such a big deal?

Limited treatment: Constrictive pericarditis describes a situation in which the sac around the heart has gotten very stiff - usually as a result of prior inflammation from either infection or maybe open heart surgery - and as a result does not allow the heart muscle to expand whenever it needs to in order to accept more blood returning from the body or the lung. Surgery is the only effective treatment once symptoms. ...Read more

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What is a constricted gallbladder?

What is a constricted gallbladder?

Contracted?: Contracted gallbladders are small on imaging(ultrasound or ct). Can be normal if the gallbladder recently emptied. It can be seen usually in older patients who have diseased gallbladders that have just scarred down over time.. If the gallbladder does not empty with stimulation during a hida scan, the term biliary dyskinesia is used. Good luck. ...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 the fat covering a nervous cell called?

What is the fat covering a nervous cell called?

Myelin: The myelin sheath is the name given to the fat that covers a nerve cell. ...Read more

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What is a gallbladder attack?

What is a gallbladder attack?

Pain! : Right abdominal pain under your ribs, fevers , nausea bloating, vomiting. Tender to the touch. If concerned, see your doctor. If really bad, go to ER ...Read more

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When a person has a pleural effusion, what is the prognosis?

When a person has a pleural effusion, what is the prognosis?

Underlying Cause: There are many disease processes that can cause a pleural effusion. Therefore, the prognosis would ultimately depend on what the cause of the effusion was. ...Read more

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What is pericarditis?

Pericarditis: Pericarditis is inflammation of the tissue covering of the heart. It is commonly caused by viruses and sometimes other infections or inflammatory diseases. There are other causes also. The viral form generally goes away itself but can recur. Other forms may need special treatment like drainage of the pericardial sac to remove fluid if it interferes with heart function. ...Read more

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What is the worst area of the heart to have a mod-large pericardial effusion?

Pericardial effusion: There is no particular area as almost all effusions affect the heart function. However, that being said the worst would be any restriction on ventricular function. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: heart and lung transplant?

What is the definition or description of: heart and lung transplant?

New heart and lungs: Both the diseased heart and lungs are removed from the recipient and then a new heart and lungs are implanted. This procedure is done on those with both severe heart and lung disease. The patient is placed on immunosuppressive medication after the procedure. ...Read more