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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Barium swallow studies that show contrast extravasation from the gastrointestinal tract into the pericardial sac are diagnostic and demand immediate intervention (6).
During their historic separation surgery in February, a team of more than 26 clinicians including 12 surgeons, six anesthesiologists and eight surgical nurses, among others, worked together to separate the girls who shared a chest wall, lungs, pericardial sac (the lining of the heart), diaphragm, liver, intestines, colon and pelvis.
Echocardiography after the pericardiocentesis did not show evidence of a mass, and the fluid was gone from the pericardial sac.
For reasons unknown, Monty had haemorrhaged into the pericardial sac, putting increasing pressure on the heart.
Morgagni (1761) was the first to recognise cardiac tamponade from an injury of the coronary artery and that blood in the pericardial sac could compress the heart and restrict its movement.
Thoracopagus conjoined twins have the highest incidence of cardiovascular abnormalities; they may have cardiac abnormalities in any type of fusion, and 90% of these twins share a common pericardial sac.
The goal was to develop a miniaturized device with an integrated inflow cannula that could be placed within the pericardial sac, avoiding the necessity of creating a pump pocket with its attendant infection risks, as well as simplifying the surgical insertion," stated O.
The pericardial sac was opened above the right phrenic nerve and a piece of pericardium removed in the same fashion as for heterotopic heart transplantation.
The pericardial sac contains pain and mechano-receptors that, when stimulated, cause changes in heart rate and blood pressure.
An inch-long tear in the right ventricle was spilling blood into the heart's pericardial sac, causing Amos' heart to stop.
Jamia was transferred to the neonatal intensive care unit at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) where it was determined the wall of the right atrium was periforated, allowing blood and intravenous fluid to fill the pericardial sac around the heart, effectively causing tamponade.
Jamia was transferred to the neo-natal intensive care unit at Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) where it was determined the wall of the right atrium was perforated allowing blood and intravenous fluid to fill the pericardial sac around the heart, effectively causing tamponade.