pericardial cavity

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Synonyms for pericardial cavity

the space between the layers of the pericardium that contains fluid that lubricates the membrane surfaces and allows easy heart movement

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Access to the pericardial cavity of the heart is necessary when performing complex cardiac ablations and left atrial appendage closures, among other procedures.
The superior aortic recess is the upward extension of the transverse sinus of the pericardial cavity and can be identified in up to 47% of normal patients.
Additionally, we detected worms in the pericardial cavity of three young of the year (YOY) bluefish caught in the Long Island Sound.
The cysts are usually outside the pericardial cavity and, therefore, really should not be considered cardiac tumors.
After we removed the recipient's heart, we stared at the empty pericardial cavity and wondered what we'd actually done," recalled Stinson, professor emeritus of cardiothoracic surgery at Stanford.
1,6) Because of the close attachment between the pericardium and the heart wall, the pericardial cavity and pericardium can only be visualized during sonographic evaluation if pathology is present.