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Where does the parietal pericardium attach to the heart?

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2011-05-14 23:27:04
2011-05-14 23:27:04

Parietal pericardium doesn't actually touch the heart. If you imagine the pericardium is like a balloon filled with water, which cradles the heart, the surface or membrane touching it is called the 'visceral pericardium'. whilst the membrane that isn't touching it is called the 'parietal pericardium'. The parietal pericardium and visceral pericardium are continuous with each other meaning there is no distinct point that tells you where one starts and the other ends

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No, visceral pericardium attached to the surface of the heart. The parietal pericardium attached to the wall.

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Yes it is. Parietal pericardium is the outer wall of the heart and the inner wall is visceral pericardium.

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Actually, both do. But I guess you meant : ''Does the visceral or parietal pericardium directly encloses the myocardium (heart muscle)?'' If so, the answer is the visceral pericardium. It is directly attached to the myocardium, whereas the parietal pericardium is separated from the visceral pericardium by the pericardial cavity.

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the parietal pericardium is a doubled wall sac tat contains the heart and the roots of the great vessesls but the characteristics is not listed

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This membrane is connected tot he visceral pericardium that is attached to the surface of the heart


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