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Heart Anatomy


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Aorta
artery carrying blood from the heart (LV) to the rest of the body
Aortic Valve
heart valve between the LV and ascending aorta
Atrial Septum
heart tissue that separates the RA from the LA
AV Node
atrioventricular node; receives the electrical activity from the SA node and conducts it to the ventricles: the right bundle and the left bundle
Coronary Artery
artery that supplies the heart with blood; right coronary artery (RCA), ;eft main coronary artery, circumflex coronary artery, left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) and many branches from each (marginal coronary arteries
Left Atrium
LA; chamber in the heart that receives oxygenated blood from the pulmonary vein
Left Ventricle
LV; chamber in the heart that receives oxygenated blood from the LA
Mitral Valve
heart valve between LA and LV
Myocardium
heart muscle
Pericardium
lining surrounding the heart
Pulmonary Artery
artery carrying blood from the heart (RV) to the lungs
Pulmonary Vein
vein carrying blood from the lungs to the heart (LA)
Pulmonic Valve
heart valve between the RV and pulmonary artery
Right Atrium
RA; chamber in the heart that receives blood from the vena cava, sends it to the RV
Right Ventricle
RV; chamber in the heart that receives blood from the RA, sends it to the lungs
SA Node
sinoatrial node; pacemaker of the heart
Tricuspid Valve
heart valve between RA and RV
Vena Cava
superior and inferior; veins that empty into the RA, returning blood from the body into the heart
Ventricular Septum
Heart tissue that separates the RV from the LV