Where is the location of the heart?
Lies in the mediastinum
Behind the body of the sternum between the points of attachment of ribs two through six
Approximately two thirds of its mass is to the left of the midline of the body and one third to the right
Posteriorly the heart rests on the bodies of ________________ vertebrae five through eight
_________ lies on the diaphragm, pointing to the left
__________ lies just below the second rib
Boundaries of the heart are clinically important as an aid in diagnosing ______________________________
Size and shape of the heart
1. At birth, the heart appears _______________ in proportion to the diameter of the chest cavity
Size and shape of the heart. Between ________________ and ______ years of age the heart obtains its _____________ shape and weight.
Size and shape of the heart. In the adult, the shape of the heart tends to resemble that of the ____________
What are the Coverings of the heart?
_________________ pericardium is a tough, loose-fitting sac
_______________ pericardium has two layers
____________________ layer is located directly inside the fibrous pericardium
____________________ layer adheres to the outside of the heart
the visceral layer is also called the _________________________
the pericardial space is filled with pericardial ______________
the pericardial ____________ is located in between the parietal and visceral layers
The heart coverings provide protection against ________________