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Chapter 1 - The Anatomy of the Normal Heart

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  19 August 2019

Michael T. Ashworth
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London
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This chapter examines the structure of the normal heart at the gross, microscopic and ultrastructural levels. The pericardium, myocardium, endocardium, valves, arteries, veins, lymphatics, nerves and conduction system are described in detail, together with common variants of normal. References are given to normal values for heart measurements throughout gestation, infancy and childhood.

Pathology of Heart Disease in the Fetus, Infant and Child
Autopsy, Surgical and Molecular Pathology
, pp. 1 - 32
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2019

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