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- adj. Of, or relating to the pericardium.
- adj. Surrounding or next to the heart.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Surrounding or inclosing the heart; pertaining to the pericardium, or having its character. Also pericardian, pericardiac, and rarely pericardic.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. located around the heart or relating to or affecting the pericardium
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It is inclosed in a sac, the pericardium, which is composed of a dense fibrous membrane lined by a delicate serous membrane, which is reflected over the heart; the inner layer is firmly adherent to the heart, the outer to the fibrous sac, and there is an intervening space, known as the pericardial space, in which a small amount of serum -- a thin translucent liquid -- is present constantly.
Between the two layers is a fluid layer, called pericardial fluid.
Still, opinions like this were the minority, and most felt the "devastating" effects of warfarin over time need to be balanced with the increased risks with the device, such as pericardial effusion, device embolization, and thrombus formation on the device.
Usually this kind of pericardial swelling is the result of head on collisions, when the steering wheel hits you in the chest. "
An emergency situation that occurs when blood or fluid fills the pericardial sac surrounding the heart, preventing the heart from beating effectively.
An inflammation or infection of the sac which surrounds the heart that can create a pericardial effusion.
GUILLAIN-BARRE syndrome, asthenia, headache, sleepiness and pericardial effusion were reported as other important medical event.
Pediatric, neurological and cardiac examinations were carried out and a mild pericardial effusion was diagnosed.
The yellow rim of fat around the heart, called pericardial fat, is also linked to hardening of the arteries.
An American study published in 2008 found that people with the highest levels of pericardial fat were found to be five times more likely also to have high levels of calcified coronary plaque.
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