Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Dissection of pericardium and heart in situ

Interior of left atrium and left ventricle.

Image #118-5

KEYWORDS: Heart, Left heart, Pericardial sac.

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Dissection of pericardium and heart in situ
Interior of left atrium and left ventricle.
The latex cast has been cut away to display the cavity of the left atrium and the posterior cusp of the mitral valve with its associated chordae tendineae.
1 . Superior vena cava
2 . Ascending aorta
3 . Transverse pericardial sinus (indicated on drawing by double pointed arrow)
4 . Wall of left atrium (cut)
5 . Fossa ovalis
6 . Latex cast in coronary sinus
7 . Valve of inferior vena cava
8 . Right ventricle
9 . Pulmonary trunk
10 . Red latex cast in left auricle
11 . Latex cast protruding from left pulmonary veins
12 . Left atrium
13 . Pericardium
14 . Posterior cusp of mitral valve
15 . Chordae tendineae
16 . Anterior papillary muscle
17 . Posterior papillary muscle
18 . Left ventricle
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