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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"


a. pericardíaco, rel. al pericardio;
___ effusionderrame pericardiaco;
___ friction soundroce pericardiaco;
___ puncturepunción pericardiaca.


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.
Constrictive pericarditis (CP) is the end result of a chronic inflammatory process that leads to progressive pericardial fibrosis encasing the heart in a thickened and fibrotic pericardium with limitation of diastolic ventricular filling.