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Q: Anatomical position of the heart ( No Answer,   4 Comments )
Subject: Anatomical position of the heart
Category: Health > Medicine
Asked by: paulryder-ga
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Posted: 05 Oct 2006 16:04 PDT
Expires: 04 Nov 2006 15:04 PST
Question ID: 771125
Make a statement that describes the anatomical position of the heart
in relation to other organs and structures in the thorax. Your answer
should use terms like anterior, superior, medial
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Anatomical position of the heart
From: pinkfreud-ga on 05 Oct 2006 16:09 PDT
This may be helpful (scroll down to "heart"):
Subject: Re: Anatomical position of the heart
From: markvmd-ga on 05 Oct 2006 18:58 PDT
Do you mean in cats, rabbits, snakes, fish, frogs, squid...?
Subject: Re: Anatomical position of the heart
From: paulryder-ga on 05 Oct 2006 19:46 PDT
Sorry, in humans.
Subject: Re: Anatomical position of the heart
From: markvmd-ga on 13 Oct 2006 20:35 PDT
The heart sits profoundly in the chest within the mediastinum, medial
to the two lungs.  It is posterior (dorsal in quadrupeds) to the
sternum, anterior (ventral in quadrupeds) to the vertebral column and
superior (cranial in quadrupeds) to the diaphragm. Two thirds of the
heart is located to the left of the midsagittal plane, and one third
is located to the right.

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