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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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This could lead to scarring, called pericardial fibrosis.
Performance of CABG in a patient with history of irradiation is challenging because of severe mediastinal and pericardial fibrosis. Surgeons may be reluctant and cautious about using internal thoracic artery as a site of intervention for myocardial revascularization in patients with a history of thoracic radiotherapy.
The guidelines cited three cancer treatments that need regular screening later in life: treatment with an anthracycline, which can potentially cause cardiomyopathy, arrhythmias, or subclinical left-ventricular dysfunction: mediastinal radiation, which can lead to heart failure, cardiomyopathy, pericarditis, pericardial fibrosis, valvular disease, myocardial infarction, arrhythmia, or atherosclerotic heart disease: and neck radiation of 40 Gy or more, which can lead to carotid and subclavian artery disease.