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Gross Anatomy of the Heart

Gross Anatomy of the Heart

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  • Describe the anatomic location of the heart in the thorax, include the term mediastinum
  • Describe the structural and functional differences between the following tissue layers of the heart: epicardium, myocardium, endocardium

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Anatomic Location of the Heart & Cardiac Tissues

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Gross Anatomy Objectives

Locate, identify, and describe the functions of the following structures:

  • left and right atria
  • left and right ventricles
  • interventricular septum
  • apex
  • aorta
  • inferior & superior vena cava
  • mitral valve
  • tricuspid valve
  • aortic valve
  • pulmonary valve
  • pulmonary trunk
  • chordae tendonae
  • trabeculae carnae
  • pulmonary veins
  • pulmonary artery

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Gross Anatomy of the Heart

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