Bernardo D. Morantte Jr M.D.
Dept. of Medicine
College of Medicine
Pamantasan Ng Lungsod Ng Maynila
\u2022It is the sac like protective covering of the heart
which consist of the visceral and parietal
\u2022It is a collagen like material just like the pleura
and the lining of the joints. Hence in collagen
vascular diseases the pericardium is frequently
\u2022Absence of part of the pericardium usually
involves the left half but it can also affect the
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