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Anatomy Atlases: Atlas of Human Anatomy: Plate 16: Figure 2

Atlas of Human Anatomy

The intact heart seen from its dorsal surface, with the pericardium removed.

Translated by: Ronald A. Bergman, PhD and Adel K. Afifi, MD, MS
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The intact heart seen from its dorsal surface, with the pericardium removed

a) Left atrium, vestibule.
b) Left pulmonary vein.
c) Right pulmonary vein.
d) Right atrium, vestibule.
e) Ostium of inferior vena cava.
f) Left ventricle.
g) Right ventricle.
h) Transverse sulcus.
i) Posterior longitudinal sulcus.
k) Apex of heart (s. mucro cordis).
l) Pericardium.

  1. right coronary artery.
  2. right coronary artery, descending ramus.
  3. circumflex ramus (s. coronarius s. posterior ramus) of left coronary artery.
  4. great coronary vein.
  5. middle coronary vein.
  6. right coronary vein.
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