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What are the functions of pericardium ?

What are the functions of pericardium ?

 • The pericardium protects and lubricates the heart.

 • It contributes to the diastolic coupling of the left and right ventricles – an effect that is important in
cardiac tamponade and constrictive pericarditis. 

W. Dressier (1890-1969), US physician educated in Vienna. He worked at the I
Manimoides Hospital, Brooklyn, New York.

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