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Right Atrium
Right Ventricle
Pulmonary Trunk
Left Atrium
Left Ventricle
Coronary Arteries
Cardiac Veins
External Images
MRI Images
Comparative Imaging
3D Modeling
Anatomy Tutorial
Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Tutorial
Comparative Anatomy Tutorial
Conduction System Tutorial
Congenital Defects Tutorial
Coronary System Tutorial
Device Tutorial
Echocardiography Tutorial
Physiology Tutorial
Project Methodologies
Cardiovascular Devices and Techniques at U of Minnesota
References and Links
Atlas in the media
Surgery Department
External Images
Anterior Posterior Right Margin Left Margin
Visible Heart (functional)
Anatomical Plates
Pre-fixed Anatomical Plates

Importance in cardiovascular medicine:
the left aspect is a plane of the heart that becomes important during minimally invasive trans-apical procedures due to the proximity of the heart’s apex to the left wall of the chest cavity. The media display the heart in both the valentine and attitudinally correct positions either in the body or explanted. The pericardium, a double walled sac that protects and lubricates the heart, can be seen in some of the media.

Important structures:
when positioned in the attitudinally correct orientation the left and right sides of the heart can be seen with the left atrium and ventricle to the right of the image or more posterior. The right atrium and ventricle can be seen to the left of the image with the great vessels entering or exiting the heart to the rear of the image. The apex of the heart can be seen at the front of the image composed principally of the apex of the left ventricle.




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