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The A to Z of the Heart

The A to Z of the Heart

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Published by AspenPharma
This is the 7th in the series of the A to Zs.
It is the second book of an “organ” in that the Heart and Circulatory system is a whole with multiple parts. Clinical considerations are maintained. As usual feedback plays an extremely important role in this, please feel free to comment and contribute to any and all aspects of these publications after all they are for you – whoever you, the reader may be.
This is the 7th in the series of the A to Zs.
It is the second book of an “organ” in that the Heart and Circulatory system is a whole with multiple parts. Clinical considerations are maintained. As usual feedback plays an extremely important role in this, please feel free to comment and contribute to any and all aspects of these publications after all they are for you – whoever you, the reader may be.

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08/09/2013

 
The
A
to
Z
of
The Heart
Dr A. L. Neill
BSc MSc MBBS PhD FACBS
Dr A. L. Neill
BSc MSc MBBS PhD FACBS
 
INTRODUCTION
This is the 7th in the series of
the A to Zs.
It is the second book of an “organ” in that the Heart and Circulatorysystem is a whole with multiple parts. Clinical considerations aremaintained. As usual feedback plays an extremely important role in this,please feel free to comment and contribute to any and all aspects of thesepublications after all they are for you – whoever you, the reader may be.
We have a website where you can view all images of the A to Zs andother material and from which you can make comments:
http://www.aspenpharma.com.au/atlas/student.htm 
Please note additional images are now placed on this site. Some of these images are additional to those in the current editions of the book. Also any corrections b/n reprints are placed on this site so that the latest version and comments regarding any of the A to Z books may be viewed as soon as possible.
 ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
Thank you ASPENpharmacare Australia for your support and assistance inthis valuable project, particularly Mr. Greg Lan CEO of Aspenpharmacare
 Australia, Rob Koster, Richard Clements and Ante Mihaljevic ofTM graphic design and everyone who provided valuable feedback.
DEDICATION
To self determination – to thine own self be true.
HOW TO USE THIS BOO
The structure of the A to Z books grows and develops with eachpublication, but the principle of listing structures in an alphabeticalmanner as far as possible and hence making the book its own index foreasy retrieval has been maintained. However this is now done after firstdividing the material into a number of main topics and introducingoverviews of the main structures discussed and their clinical applications.
 As usual your feedback is important for upgrades and subsequentproductions and is highly valued.This book is cross-referenced with all the other A to ZsThank you
 Amanda Neill
BSc MSc MBBS PhD FACBS
ISBN 978-0-9806840-6-3
TABLE OF CONTENTS© A. L. Neill3
 
Table of contents
Introduction 3 Acknowledgement 3Dedication 3How to use this book 3Table of contents 4 Abbreviations 9Common Terms used in Cardiology / Vascular anatomy 13Guide to Anatomical Planes and Relations 22
COMPONENTS OF THE CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
 Arteries 26Capillaries 28Lymphatics
see also Lymph Nodes 
32Veins 34
THE HEART
The Heart tissues – overviewcardiac muscle cells 36endocardium
see Pericardium 
epicardium
see Pericardium 
myocardium = tissue of cardiac muscle cells40pericardium
see the Heart / sinuses 
Development
0 - 4 weeks 425 - 8 weeks 48OverviewExternal Anterior 50Pericardium 52Posterior 54Relations - Anterior
see Thymus 
Inferior
see Diaphragm 
Lateral
see Mediastinum 
Posterior
see Mediastinum 
Superior
see Superior Mediastinum 
Sinuses - Pericardial 56Surface projection -
see also Heart Sounds 
58Internal Atria 60Conducting system 64Coronal view 66Fibrous skeleton see also coronal view 68
 
Nodes - atrioventricular node, sinoatrial node
see Conducting System 
Valves
see also coronal view 
70Ventricles 72
TABLE OF CONTENTS© A. L. Neill4

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