Power point presentation
What do you know about the pericardium?
- What is it?
- Where is it?
- What is it’s function?
What is it?
- Fibrous sac surrounding heart-dense network of collagen fibres
- Serous membrane – two continuous layers separated by a small amount of fluid lubricant (10-20mls straw coloured)
- Layers are called visceral and parietal
- Surrounds the heart
- Continuous with the great arteries and the diaphragm
What is it’s function?