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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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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

LivaNova receives FDA approval for Perceval Sutureless Heart Valve

LivaNova receives FDA approval for Perceval Sutureless Heart Valve

ESC publishes new guidelines on pericardial diseases

ESC publishes new guidelines on pericardial diseases

Study: Tbx5 protein contributes to formation of epicardium, pericardium, coronary vessels

Study: Tbx5 protein contributes to formation of epicardium, pericardium, coronary vessels

Biomedical application allows human body to regenerate own tissue

Biomedical application allows human body to regenerate own tissue

Rituximab drug may be safe, effective for immunoglobulin G4-related disease treatment

Rituximab drug may be safe, effective for immunoglobulin G4-related disease treatment