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Heart, front view

 

The external structures of the heart include the ventricles, atria, arteries and veins. Arteries carry blood away from the heart while veins carry blood into the heart. The vessels colored blue indicate the transport of blood with relatively low content of oxygen and high content of carbon dioxide. The vessels colored red indicate the transport of blood with relatively high content of oxygen and low content of carbon dioxide.Heart, front view

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Heart disease
Myocarditis
Atrial septal defect
Heart failure
Dilated cardiomyopathy
Tricuspid regurgitation
Pericarditis - bacterial
Mitral stenosis
Mitral regurgitation - chronic
Aortic stenosis
Aortic insufficiency
Atrial fibrillation/flutter
Multifocal atrial tachycardia
Peripartum cardiomyopathy
Restrictive cardiomyopathy
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Cardiac tamponade
Heart attack
Stable angina
Myocardial contusion
Venous insufficiency
Infectious endocarditis
Pulmonary atresia
Pulmonary valve stenosis
Endocarditis
Ventricular septal defect
Ectopic heartbeat
Arrhythmias
Cyanotic heart disease
Cardiomyopathy
Hypoplastic left heart syndrome
Congenital heart disease
Transposition of the great vessels
Cardiovascular
Heart bypass surgery
Congenital heart defect corrective surgeries
Heart valve surgery
Heart transplant
Heart MRI
Nuclear ventriculography
Intracardiac electrophysiology study (EPS)
Pericardiocentesis
Myocardial biopsy
Right heart ventriculography
Left heart ventricular angiography
Heart bypass surgery - minimally invasive
Coronary heart disease
Stress echocardiography
Heart disease and women
Ventricular fibrillation

Review Date: 6/5/2010
Reviewed By: Issam Mikati, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Director, Northwestern Clinic Echocardiography Lab, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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