Diagrams Of The Human Heart
When I learned I was going to need double, heart valve surgery, I did a lot of research about the heart. As you might imagine, I became very interested to know what the human heart really looks like. Luckily, I found a number of human heart diagrams to better understand the heart's unique anatomy.
After looking at several human heart diagrams, you are immediately struck with the reality that the human heart does not really look like the traditional heart found on Valentine's Day cards.
As shown in the human heart diagrams below, the heart has several cavities (ventricles and atrium) and valves (pulmonary, aortic, mitral, tricuspid) which move blood in and out of the heart. It's pretty amazing to watch the flow of blood. To see how blood flows through the heart, please click here to see an animation of the cardiac process.
Here is a human heart diagram showing a side view of the heart. You can see the different atrium and ventricles in the picture.
Top View Of The Human Heart Diagram
Here is a human heart diagram showing a top view of the heart. As shown below, this human heart diagram illustrates the valves of the heart. The valves illustrated below are the pulmonary, tricuspid, aortic and mitral valve. So you know, I had the aortic and pulmonary valves of my heart replaced via the Ross Procedure in 2005.
Adam Pick is a patient, author of The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery and the founder of HeartValveSurgery.com.