GROSS ANATOMY

GROSS ANATOMY

HEART MEDIASTINUM

Question [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Where does the heart sit in the chest?
A
right
B
left
C
middle
D
not in the chest
Explanation: 

Detailed explanation-1: -Your heart is located in the front of your chest. It sits slightly behind and to the left of your sternum (breastbone).

Detailed explanation-2: -Your heart is located between your lungs in the middle of your chest, behind and slightly to the left of your breastbone (sternum). A double-layered membrane called the pericardium surrounds your heart like a sac.

Detailed explanation-3: -The myocardium is the middle layer of the heart. It is the heart muscle and is the thickest layer of the heart. The epicardium is a thin layer on the surface of the heart in which the coronary arteries lie.

Detailed explanation-4: -1. The inferior tip of the heart, the apex, lies just to the left of the sternum between the junction of the fourth and fifth ribs near their articulation with the costal cartilages. The right side of the heart is deflected anteriorly, and the left side is deflected posteriorly.

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