pericardial


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pericardial

[‚per·ə′kärd·ē·əl]
(anatomy)
Of or pertaining to the pericardium.
Located around the heart.
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Access to the pericardial cavity of the heart is necessary when performing complex cardiac ablations and left atrial appendage closures, among other procedures.
On physical examination, a pericardial friction rub can be auscultated in many patients.
Echocardiography after the pericardiocentesis did not show evidence of a mass, and the fluid was gone from the pericardial sac.
After 4 weeks of regular haemodialysis, his pericardial effusion was completely resolved on echocardiography.
She presented with cardiac tamponade, her pulse returning after the pericardial sac was excised and 300 cc of blood evacuated.
Treatment options for malignant pericardial effusions include pericardiocentesis, pericardial window and systemic chemotherapy.
Hammer and his colleagues analyzed changes in cardiac function, pericardial fat, and body mass index (BMI) using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in eight men and seven women with obesity-related type 2 diabetes.
Pericardial fat also decreased by about a third and resting heart function improved distinctly.
This includes pericardial effusion, pulmonary hypertension and heart failure, infective endocarditis, tumours, myocarditis and left ventricular dysfunction.
Following the procedure, the patient developed an enlarging pericardial effusion and was taken to the operating room on May 7.