Mammalian Cardiovascular System Photos

Part 1: Hearts


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Sheep or Beef Hearts:   Exterior, Anterior (Ventral) Views
A wooden probe is in aorta, forceps in brachiocephalic a., & metal probe in pulmonary a.



Sheep or Beef Hearts:  *Exterior, Posterior or (Dorsal) Views

Small forceps in superior vena cava, large forceps in pulmonary vein & probe in inferior vena cava

Sheep Hearts: Internal Views

Cat Hearts
Pericardium intact around heart.



Human: Diseased Hearts (Ventricular Hypertrophy)


Beef Heart: Internal View

Right & left ventricles; plus part of left atrium & aorta. Note differences in AV & semilunar valves.

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