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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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Thus, when identified as the causative pathogen in pericardial infections, it commonly leads to pericardial inflammation, pericardial effusions, and constrictive physiology [14].
Risk factors for tachyarrhythmias are previous general health status (cardiovascular comorbidity, limited pulmonary reserve), type of surgical intervention (extensive resection, intrapericardial pneumonectomy, extrapleural pneumonectomy, anesthetics, and bleeding), previous oncology treatment (chest radiotherapy), older age, and procedures associated with pericardial inflammation, especially dissection around the atria [3].
CMR can more accurately delineate pericardial inflammation by means of pericardial late gadolinium enhancement.