Definition of epicardial in US English:

epicardial

adjective

Anatomy
  • See epicardium

    • ‘There were multiple irregular, sharply demarcated, rubbery, pale yellow plaques and nodules scattered throughout the pericardium and on the epicardial surface.’
    • ‘Based on the CT scans, a scoring system for coronary artery calcification involving the four major epicardial coronary arteries was determined.’
    • ‘Similar benefits were reported for the epicardial coronary artery system.’
    • ‘Coronary spasm, which results from an increased vasomotor tone of epicardial coronary arteries, can produce myocardial ischemia.’
    • ‘Such disorders are usually confined to the epicardial coronaries, sparing the intramural vessels and the ventricular myocardium.’

Pronunciation

epicardial

/-dēəl/