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The term pericardium is derived from the Greek prefix peri- (“around”) and kardia (“heart”), implying a structure that envelops or encloses the heart. Morphologically, the pericardium is a fluid-filled sac-like structure that surrounds the heart.

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Posterior left pericardiotomy linked to prevention of atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery

Posterior left pericardiotomy linked to prevention of atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery

Myocarditis risk from mRNA COVID vaccines re-evaluated in Canadian study (Research Now Withdrawn)

Myocarditis risk from mRNA COVID vaccines re-evaluated in Canadian study (Research Now Withdrawn)

Experts offer guidance on diagnosis and treatment of myocarditis in children

Experts offer guidance on diagnosis and treatment of myocarditis in children

CDC reports rare cases of heart inflammation in young men after mRNA COVID-19 vaccination

CDC reports rare cases of heart inflammation in young men after mRNA COVID-19 vaccination

Could intranasal SARS-CoV-2 vaccines be a practical alternative to intramuscular shots?

Could intranasal SARS-CoV-2 vaccines be a practical alternative to intramuscular shots?

Black patients with lupus have higher risk of stroke and ischemic heart disease

Black patients with lupus have higher risk of stroke and ischemic heart disease

Patients with rheumatic diseases reported antimalarial drug shortages during COVID-19

Patients with rheumatic diseases reported antimalarial drug shortages during COVID-19

Shielding stem cells with novel biomaterial can reduce heart attack damage

Shielding stem cells with novel biomaterial can reduce heart attack damage

New molecular mechanism that regulates the sentinel cells of the immune system

New molecular mechanism that regulates the sentinel cells of the immune system

Atmospheric and environmental changes linked to organ-specific lupus flares

Atmospheric and environmental changes linked to organ-specific lupus flares

New imaging systems can help diagnose heart disease

New imaging systems can help diagnose heart disease

Scientists find how various chemical fixatives affect quality of tissue-engineered biomeshes

Scientists find how various chemical fixatives affect quality of tissue-engineered biomeshes

Potential stem cell treatment aids regeneration of heart muscle cells following heart attack

Potential stem cell treatment aids regeneration of heart muscle cells following heart attack

Study elucidates how lymphocytes regulate immune response after heart attacks

Study elucidates how lymphocytes regulate immune response after heart attacks

New procedure allows surgeons to reconstruct entire heart valves from patient’s own tissue

New procedure allows surgeons to reconstruct entire heart valves from patient’s own tissue

Review assesses safety, effectiveness of corticosteroids for treating TB pericarditis

Review assesses safety, effectiveness of corticosteroids for treating TB pericarditis

Novel mussel-inspired glue could one day save lives of youngest patients

Novel mussel-inspired glue could one day save lives of youngest patients

High paracardial fat volume linked to increased risk for heart disease in postmenopausal women

High paracardial fat volume linked to increased risk for heart disease in postmenopausal women

Fraunhofer researchers plan to use electron beams to remove germs from tissue transplants

Fraunhofer researchers plan to use electron beams to remove germs from tissue transplants

Macrophages play key role in quick tissue repair

Macrophages play key role in quick tissue repair