What Is Pericardial Fat?

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Could you please give me information on pericardial fat present on the lower left lung?

Doctor's response

Pericardial fat is fatty tissue that is adjacent to the heart. The heart is centrally located in the chest with a portion extending into the left side of the chest. Therefore, if there is pericardial fat, it is often located in the lower portion fo the chest adjacent to the heart, not really in the lower left lung.

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Last Editorial Review: 8/23/2017
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Medically reviewed by John A. Daller, MD; American Board of Surgery with subspecialty certification in surgical critical care

REFERENCE:

"Transthoracic echocardiography: Normal cardiac anatomy and tomographic views"
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