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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 11/28/2017

Updated by: Todd Campbell, MD, FACS, Clinical Assistant Professor Department of Surgery, Volunteer Faculty, Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, NJ; Staff General Surgeon, Wilmington VA Medical Center, Wilmington, DE. 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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