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What are the structures in the pericardium?
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Dr. Mark Rasak
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: 2 layers
The pericardium is a 'sack' around the heart.
Technically the pericardium has 2 layers . The visceral layer that lies against the heart and the parietal layer that is on the out side of the heart. There is a small amt of fluid in between. This protects the heart and acts as a physical barrier.Also acts as a buffer for the heart and insulates it. It can become inflamed and is called pericarditis.

In brief: 2 layers
The pericardium is a 'sack' around the heart.
Technically the pericardium has 2 layers . The visceral layer that lies against the heart and the parietal layer that is on the out side of the heart. There is a small amt of fluid in between. This protects the heart and acts as a physical barrier.Also acts as a buffer for the heart and insulates it. It can become inflamed and is called pericarditis.
Dr. Mark Rasak
Dr. Mark Rasak
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Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: 2 layers
The pericardium is made out of two layers, the parietal and visceral.
Between the pericardial layers there is a potential space called the pericardial cavity. It is normally lubricated by a film of pericardial fluid.

In brief: 2 layers
The pericardium is made out of two layers, the parietal and visceral.
Between the pericardial layers there is a potential space called the pericardial cavity. It is normally lubricated by a film of pericardial fluid.
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Thank
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