Lecture Notes - Heart

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  1. External anatomy
    • Pericardial sac
      • Oblique sinus
      • Transverse sinus
    • Pericardium
      • Fibrous
      • Parietal serous
      • Visceral serous (epicardium)
    • Apex
    • Base
    • Diaphragmatic surface
    • Right (acute) margin
    • Left (obtuse) margin
    • Sulcus terminalis
    • Atrioventricular (coronary) sulcus (groove)
    • Interventricular sulcus (anterior & posterior)
    • Aorta (ascending, arch, descending)
    • Ligamentum arteriosum
      • (Embryo: ductus arteriosus)
  2. Coronary vessels
    • Coronary arteries
      • Right coronary a.
        • Right marginal a.
        • Posterior interventricular (descending) a.
        • Septal aa.
        • A. of sinoatrial (SA) node
        • A. of atrioventricular (AV) node
      • Left coronary a.
        • Circumflex a.
        • Posterior a. of left ventricle
        • Anterior interventricular a. (left anterior descending or LAD)
        • Left marginal a.
    • Cardiac veins
      • Coronary sinus
        • Great cardiac v.
        • Middle cardiac v.
        • Posterior v. of left ventricle
        • Small cardiac v.
      • Anterior cardiac vein(s)
  3. Internal anatomy
    • Right atrium
      • Crista terminalis
      • Superior vena cava (SVC) orifice
      • Inferior vena cava (IVC) orifice & valve
      • Auricle (atrial appendage)
      • Fossa ovalis & limbus (embryo: foramen ovale)
      • Coronary sinus orifice & valve
      • Pectinate muscle
    • Interatrial septum
    • Right atrioventricular (tricuspid) orifice & valve
    • Right ventricle
      • Leaflets (cusps) of tricuspid valve (anterior, posterior, septal)
      • Trabeculae carneae
      • Chordae tendineae
      • Papillary muscles (anterior, posterior)
      • Pulmonary valve
        • Semilunar cusps (right, left, anterior)
      • Conus arteriosus
      • Septomarginal trabecula (moderator band)
    • Left atrium
      • Auricle (& pectinate m.)
      • Left & right pulmonary veins (orifices)
    • Left atrioventricular (mitral, bicuspid) valve
    • Left ventricle
      • Leaflets (cusps) of bicuspid valve (anterior & posterior)
      • Chordae tendineae
      • Papillary muscles (anterior & posterior)
      • Trabeculae carneae
      • Aortic vestibule
      • Interventricular septum
        • Membranous & muscular portions
      • Aortic valve
        • Semilunar cusps (right, left, posterior)
        • Sinuses (of Valsalva)
  4. Surface anatomy
    • Sternocostal projection
    • Precordium
    • Heart sounds
  5. Miscellaneous
    • Anulus fibrosus
    • Myocardium
    • Endocardium
    • Epicardial fat
    • Systole and diastole