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Reconstruction of cardiac structures has been the goal of many surgeons even before the advent of open-heart procedures with cardiopulmonary bypass. Unsatisfactory results with synthetic materials has switched the attention to biological tissues, among which pericardium, either autologous or of animal origin, has been widely used as patch material.
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Our goal was to present histopathological findings of human explants of a tissue-engineered bovine pericardium CardioCel (Admedus Regen Pty Ltd, Malaga, WA, Australia) used for heart valve repair in p...
Cardiac rupture with intact pericardium is a dangerous lesion due to high and rapid mortality. Its most common etiologies are blunt chest trauma and myocardial infarction. In forensic practice, this t...
Not only can cardiac diseases have neurological sequelae, but neurological diseases can also affect the heart. In this paper, the effects of a primary neurological disease on the heart are reviewed. R...
In this issue of Immunity, Deniset et al. (2019) reveal a reparative function for GATA6 pericardial cavity macrophages following cardiac injury. Their findings call for reconsideration of surgical pr...
Traumatic pericardial ruptures and cardiac dislocations are rare injuries after blunt trauma to the thorax or abdomen. Even using spiral computed tomography (CT), these injuries can be missed. We pres...
The pericardium is a double-walled sac containing the heart and the roots of the great vessels. The pericardial sac has two layers, a serous visceral l layer (also known as epicardium when...
The researchers are doing this study to find out whether there will be less increase in cardiac filling pressure after the surgeon opens the pericardium (the membrane around the heart) tha...
The aim of this study is to analyse the short-term results of the first patients undergoing the OZAKI procedure (Aortic valve reconstruction using autologous pericardial tissue) at the dep...
This study evaluates the efficacy of the AuryzoN devices in the ear and nose reconstruction surgeries, both in terms of operative time and overall quality of reconstruction. Research parti...
Aortic stenosis is a commonly found heart disease, which often leads to mortality and morbidity. Valve replacement using mechanical prosthetic valve will have an expensive cost especially ...
Compression of the heart by accumulated fluid (PERICARDIAL EFFUSION) or blood (HEMOPERICARDIUM) in the PERICARDIUM surrounding the heart. The affected cardiac functions and CARDIAC OUTPUT can range from minimal to total hemodynamic collapse.
Agents that have a strengthening effect on the heart or that can increase cardiac output. They may be CARDIAC GLYCOSIDES; SYMPATHOMIMETICS; or other drugs. They are used after MYOCARDIAL INFARCT; CARDIAC SURGICAL PROCEDURES; in SHOCK; or in congestive heart failure (HEART FAILURE).
A conical fibro-serous sac surrounding the HEART and the roots of the great vessels (AORTA; VENAE CAVAE; PULMONARY ARTERY). Pericardium consists of two sacs, the outer fibrous pericardium and the inner serous pericardium. The latter consists of an outer parietal layer facing the fibrous pericardium, and an inner visceral layer (epicardium) resting next to the heart, and a pericardial cavity between these two layers.
INFLAMMATION of the sac surrounding the heart (PERICARDIUM) due to MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS infection. Pericarditis can lead to swelling (PERICARDIAL EFFUSION), compression of the heart (CARDIAC TAMPONADE), and preventing normal beating of the heart.
Inflammation of the PERICARDIUM that is characterized by the fibrous scarring and adhesion of both serous layers, the VISCERAL PERICARDIUM and the PARIETAL PERICARDIUM leading to the loss of pericardial cavity. The thickened pericardium severely restricts cardiac filling. Clinical signs include FATIGUE, muscle wasting, and WEIGHT LOSS.
Cardiovascular disease (CVD)
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Cardiology is a specialty of internal medicine. Cardiac electrophysiology : Study of the electrical properties and conduction diseases of the heart. Echocardiography : The use of ultrasound to study the mechanical function/physics of the h...
Biological therapy involves the use of living organisms, substances derived from living organisms, or laboratory-produced versions of such substances to treat disease. Some biological therapies for cancer use vaccines or bacteria to stimulate the body&rs...