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n. pl. per·i·car·di·a (-dē-ə)
The membranous sac filled with serous fluid that encloses the heart and the roots of the aorta and other large blood vessels.

[New Latin, from Greek perikardion, from perikardios, around the heart : peri-, peri- + kardiā, heart; see kerd- in Indo-European roots.]

per′i·car′di·al (-dē-əl), per′i·car′di·ac′ (-dē-ăk′) adj.
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Adj.1.pericardial - located around the heart or relating to or affecting the pericardium; "pericardial space"
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a. pericardíaco, rel. al pericardio;
___ effusionderrame pericardiaco;
___ friction soundroce pericardiaco;
___ puncturepunción pericardiaca.
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adj pericárdico
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In a substantial proportion of cases an etiology of pericardial effusion cannot be determined.
Pericardial angiosarcoma is a rare form of primary malignancy of the heart.
A bedside cardiac ultrasound was performed which demonstrated a large pericardial effusion with tamponade physiology (Figure 2).
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Echo represents the most sensitive and specific method in detecting pericardial effusion observed in acute pericarditis.
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An echocardiogram showed a large pericardial effusion with swinging heart but without compromise of right ventricular function and a normal variation of mitral inflow (Figure 3).