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pericardial

 [per″ĭ-kahr´de-al]
pertaining to the area around the heart.

per·i·car·di·ac

, pericardial (per-i-kar'dē-ak, -dē-ăl),
1. Surrounding the heart.
2. Relating to the pericardium.

pericardial

/peri·car·di·al/ (-kahr´de-al)
1. pertaining to the pericardium.
2. surrounding the heart.

pericardial

pericardial

adjective
(1) Referring to the pericardium.
(2) At, near or surrounding the heart.

per·i·car·di·ac

, pericardial (per'i-kahr'dē-ak, per'i-kahr'dē-ăl)
1. Surrounding the heart.
2. Relating to the pericardium.

pericardial

pertaining to the pericardium.

pericardial diaphragmatic hernia
pericardial effusion
the second stage of pericarditis when much inflammatory exudate accumulates, part of a general edematous state or in cases of neoplasia involving the epicardium or pericardium. Characterized by enlargement of the cardiac silhouette on radiography and outline on percussion, muffling of heart sounds and congestive heart failure due to compression of the heart by cardiac tamponade.
pericardial fibrosis
a chronic change in pericarditis, leading to constriction that limits diastolic ventricular volume. See also constrictive pericarditis.
pericardial friction rub
see pericardial rub.
pericardial inflammation
pericardial knock
an early diastolic sound caused by loss of pericardial elasticity accompanying fibrosis that limits ventricular filling.
pericardial meridian points
acupuncture points located along the pericardial meridian.
pericardial paracentesis
pericardial tamponade
see cardiac tamponade.
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1] Indeed, in our two patients, hypotension had occurred due to septic shock or pericardial tamponade in one case, and an episode of syncope occurred in another.
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Massive pericardial effusion, superficially situated from the tumor mass, was associated, as well as important inferior vena cava dilatation (30 mm) and mild hepatomegaly (Figure 1).
Pericardial effusions complicated by pericardial tamponade are commonly encountered in SSA owing to the high prevalence of TB pericarditis.
On chemical analysis of the pericardial fluid a low glucose level of 3 mg% (normal: 60-80 mg%), a high LDH level of 6644 mg% (normal: usually <400 mg%), and 300 eosinophils/mL (17%, no normal values but probably <1%) were found.
Examination of pericardial fluid confirmed transudate nature of fluid, with triglyceride levels 140mg/dl.
In addition, pericardial visibility is better on caudal sections of the heart because the pericardium is thicker in this region due to its insertion onto the diaphragm.
The next day, echocardiography revealed a moderate volume of pericardial effusion that did not appear to be causing significant tamponade (Fig 2).
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