Importance in cardiovascular medicine:
the right aspect is the plane in which the heart is not often viewed until the
heart is manipulated in the body during a surgical procedure due to its
location near the core of the body. 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.
when positioned in the attitudinally correct orientation the left and right
atria are displayed most prominently. The left atria with the inferior and
superior left and right veins can be seen to the left of the image with the
pulmonary trunk running across the superior surface of the atrium. The arch
of the aorta can be seen to the top of the image and the superior and
inferior vena cava can be seen to the right of the image connecting to the