pericardial cavity


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pericardial cavity

[‚per·ə′kärd·ē·əl ′kav·əd·ē]
(anatomy)
A potential space between the inner layer of the pericardium and the epicardium of 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.
In decapod Crustacea, neuromodulators are released into the hemolymph from two major neurosecretory structures: the sinus glands located in the eyestalks, and the pericardial organs (POs) in the pericardial cavity that surrounds the heart (Alexandrowicz, 1953; Cooke and Sullivan, 1982; Li et al.
Fretter (1984) mentioned that the kidney, pericardial cavity, gonad, and gonoduct were coelomic in origin, and that the connections between them remained in some adult prosobranchs, just as in the case of the two species considered in the present study.
Additionally, we detected worms in the pericardial cavity of three young of the year (YOY) bluefish caught in the Long Island Sound.
An open surgical drainage of the pericardial cavity was performed there, and flucloxacillin was given intravenously.
An effort was made to resect the cardiac tumor assuming it was in the pericardial cavity.
1,6) Because of the close attachment between the pericardium and the heart wall, the pericardial cavity and pericardium can only be visualized during sonographic evaluation if pathology is present.