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What are heart adhesions?

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An adhesion is a band of scar tissue that binds 2 parts of your tissue that aren't normally joined together. Scar tissue may form within the membranes that surround your heart (pericardial sac). This can affect how well your heart works. Infections, such as rheumatic fever, may lead to adhesions on heart valves.

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Adhesions, General and After Surgery from eMedicineHealth

Reviewed by Lisa Bernstein on May 31, 2018

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Adhesions, General and After Surgery from eMedicineHealth

Reviewed by Lisa Bernstein on May 31, 2018

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