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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. ...Read more

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Pericardium (Definition)

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


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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. ...Read more

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My father has developed heart sac inflammation. What is it exactly?

My father has developed heart sac inflammation. What is it exactly?

Pericarditis: Pericarditis is an inflammation of the sac that surrounds the heart. It may be the result of an infectious process, chest trauma, certain environmental exposures (such as radiation), or other systemic (body-wide) inflammatory process that attacks the pericardium. Treatments are targeted towards the underlying process and may certain include anti-inflammatory agents. ...Read more

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Are there natural ways to treat heart sac inflammation?

Are there natural ways to treat heart sac inflammation?

Not sure there is: Inflammation of the sac around the heart is called pericarditis. It can be caused by an infection , trauma , cancer , or after a heart attack. Usually nonsteroidals like Motrin in high doses are given . Rarely corticosteroids are given. Some evidence that Colchicine may be helpful in chronic inflammation. Hypothyroidism autoimmune dz also need r/o. No natural med i know of effectively treats this. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a person to live without the pericardial sac aroung the heart?

Is it possible for a person to live without the pericardial sac aroung the heart?

Yes: People live fine without a pericardial sac. It is often removed, or partially removed, with bypass surgery, which is quite common. ...Read more

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I am 8 weeks preg. I had my us today baby measures 7w4d ges sac measure 6weeks heart beat of 145 dr says possible mc is there anything I can do?

I am 8 weeks preg. I had my us today baby measures 7w4d ges sac measure 6weeks heart beat of 145 dr says possible mc is there anything I can do?

As long as baby: ht beat that is good 145 is normal ht rate something does not make sense if teh baby measures 7 wk 4 dy that is what you go by nothing you can do to prevent if misc happens ...Read more