The discovery of pericardial effusion.

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definitions

Pericardial effusion is the abnormal collection of fluid in the pericardium[1]. The pericardium is the double-layered membranous sac that completely envelops the heart[2].

DISCOVERY

The Persian polymath Abu Ali al-Husayn ibn Abdillah ibn al-Hasan ibn Ali ibn Sina discovered[3] pericardial effusion around 1025 when he wrote “In the case of the accumulation of toxic matter, the matter may be deposited in the vessels or the cavities of the heart, in the cardiac muscle itself or in the space between the cardiac muscle and the membrane that envelops it”.

DISCOVERER

Here is a portrait[4] of Ibn Sina:

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sources
  1. https://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Pericardial+effusion
  2. https://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Pericardium
  3. http://ccras.nic.in/sites/default/files/viewpdf/jimh/BIIHM_ 1995/129%20to%20134.pdf, pages 129-130.
  4. https://myhero.com/A_Sina_LC_qhs_QA_2010_ul