Pericardiectomy Open Heart Surgery is performed at Manipal Hospitals in Bangalore India by the most experienced surgeons, ensuring a great outcome so you can get back to a healthy and energetic life! A pericardiectomy is a procedure done on the sac around the heart.
Pericardiectomy is the surgical removal of a portion or all of the pericardium. It is also called pericardial stripping. The pericardium is a double-walled, membrane sac that surrounds the heart. It contains a small amount of fluid that lubricates the heart during its normal pumping movements within the pericardium.
A surgeon cuts away this sac or a large part of this sac. This allows the heart to move freely.
The pericardium protects the heart from infection and other sources of disease and holds the heart in the chest wall. The pericardium contains about 50 cc of fluid that lubricates the heart during its normal pumping movements and prevents friction between the heart and the pericardium lining. The pericardium prevents the heart from over-expanding and keeps it functioning normally when blood volume increases due to conditions such as kidney failure, pregnancy or other causes.
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