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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. 
Associate Editor-In-Chief: Cafer Zorkun, M.D., Ph.D. 
The fibrous pericardium is the most superficial layer of the pericardium. It is a dense connective tissue, protecting the heart, anchoring it to the surrounding walls, and preventing it from overfilling with blood. It is continuous with the outer adventitial layer of the neighboring great blood vessels.
- Template:NormanAnatomy (Template:NormanAnatomyFig)
- Template:UMichAtlas - "Chest X-ray showing pericardium, posteroanterior view"
- Template:UMichAtlas - "MRI of chest, lateral view"