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Pericardiectomy
An operation in which a part or most of the pericardium is removed. A pericardiectomy is usually performed to remove pericardium that has grown too thick and is compressing the heart, not allowing it to function normally. Other indications to remove the pericardium would include infections or tumor growths.

 

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