28th November 2019


What is the difference between myocardium and pericardium?

The pericardium is the membrane that surrounds the heart, the myocardium is the heart muscle, and the endocardium is the lining of the heart which consists of endothelial cells and connective tissue.

In respect to this, what type of tissue is in the Endocardium?

The endocardium is the inner lining of the heart, covering the atrium, ventricles, and heart valves. It's made up of three layers, which contain the vascular endothelium, muscle tissue, and connective tissue.

What type of tissue makes up the Endocardium?

The endocardial layer is thin and consists of endothelium on the surface with underlying collagenous and elastic tissue. The myocardium is the thickest layer and consists of cardiac muscle with intervening connective tissue, blood vessels and nerves.

What is in the epicardium?

When the visceral layer of serous pericardium comes into contact with heart (not the great vessels) it is known as the epicardium. The epicardium is the layer immediately outside of the heart muscle proper (the myocardium). The epicardium is largely made of connective tissue and functions as a protective layer.
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