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Heart transplant - series—Normal anatomy

Normal anatomy

Overview

The heart is located in the chest cavity, or thorax. It pumps blood from the lungs to the rest of the body.

Review Date 4/3/2019

Updated by: Mary C. Mancini, MD, PhD, Director, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Christus Highland Medical Center, Shreveport, LA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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