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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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Experiments and mathematical modeling help study the role of morphogens in tissue patterning

Experiments and mathematical modeling help study the role of morphogens in tissue patterning

CDC reports increase in mesothelioma deaths among women

CDC reports increase in mesothelioma deaths among women

Heart complications uncommon for children and young adults after SARS-CoV-2 infection

Heart complications uncommon for children and young adults after SARS-CoV-2 infection

Impact of atrial fibrillation in COVID-19 vaccine-induced pericarditis patients

Impact of atrial fibrillation in COVID-19 vaccine-induced pericarditis patients

Reviewing myocarditis and pericarditis in immunosuppressed individuals following COVID-19 mRNA vaccination

Reviewing myocarditis and pericarditis in immunosuppressed individuals following COVID-19 mRNA vaccination

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Myocarditis risk from mRNA COVID vaccines re-evaluated in Canadian study (Research Now Withdrawn)

Myocarditis risk from mRNA COVID vaccines re-evaluated in Canadian study (Research Now Withdrawn)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