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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 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 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 the definition or description of: pericardium?

Sack covering heart.: The thin tissue layer forming a sack around the heart is termed the pericardium. ...Read more

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What happens if there is an infection in the pericardium?

What happens if there is an infection in the pericardium?

Pericarditis : We call it pericarditis.It can be due to viral, bacterial, idiopathic , uremic, or post - infarction.Need specific treatment depending upon the cause! ...Read more

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Can constrictive pericardium's symptoms return after having an operation?

Yes: However, this is less common when performed by an experienced surgeon. ...Read more

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Will constrictive pericardium's symptoms return after having operation to strip?

Possible: Yes it is possible. If the pericardium was not totally stripped then there is a potential for recurrence of symptoms. ...Read more

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