pericardial sac

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Noun1.pericardial sac - the membrane surrounding the heart
sac - a structure resembling a bag in an animal
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The disease is characterized by its sudden onset, accumulation of jelly like fluid in the pericardial sac, inflammation of liver with overwhelming intranuclear inclusion bodies and congested kidneys.
Excess fluid outside the heart, either in the pericardial sac that surrounds the heart (called pericardial effusion) or in or around the lungs, can also impair cardiac function and result in decreased delivery of oxygenated blood to the body.
For the second incision, a V-shape cut is placed through the pericardial sac, along each edge of the heart (Fig.
A pathology report accepted as evidence in court concluded Kayden had died of natural causes linked to acute inflammation of the pericardial sac, peritonitis and stomach perforation.
The increasing pressure in the closed pericardial sac blocks the venous inflow and decreases stroke volume.
Two hearts within a shared pericardial sac (a, enlarged inset image a), two esophagi (1) and two forestomachs (2) were present.
Traumatic pericarditis is often caused by reticular foreign body penetrating the reticular wall, diaphragm and pericardial sac (Athar et al, 2012 and Reef et al, 2009).
In extensive or recurrent cases, a drainage tube into the pericardial sac may be required.
If the patient is hemodynamically unstable or with cardiac tamponade, like the patient who is stable, but hemopericardium is confirmed, the management is surgical with drainage of the pericardial sac followed by cardiorrhaphy.
Caption: Figure 1: Chest CT at admission shows the bullet near the cardiac apex, not being able to determine if it is inside or outside the pericardial sac.
The donor's heart was placed in the pericardial cavity; the coronary sinus blood was allowed to drip from the donor heart into the pericardial sac and was aspirated from here back to the pump.
If a tumor is located on the heart it may bleed and fill the pericardial sac. The blood accumulation outside the heart compresses the heart and does not allow enough blood to enter the heart and eventually circulation becomes worse and worse and the dog succumbs to very low blood pressure.