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What happens if the pericardium is removed?
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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
6 doctors agree
In brief: Not much
It is unlikely that anything significant will happen.
Frequently, the pericardium is left open after "open heart" surgery. The pericardium is also resected when a person develops constrictive pericarditis and the person usually does fine afterwards.

In brief: Not much
It is unlikely that anything significant will happen.
Frequently, the pericardium is left open after "open heart" surgery. The pericardium is also resected when a person develops constrictive pericarditis and the person usually does fine afterwards.
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Usually nothing
Adverse in the long run.

In brief: Usually nothing
Adverse in the long run.
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch
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