The heart is a hollow, muscular organ, about the size of a fist, that pumps blood throughout the body. It helps supply oxygen and nutrients to cells and remove waste products. The heart is part of the circulatory system, along with the blood and blood vessels.
Welcome to the Heart Health Channel by eMedTV. Here you will find a wide range of articles covering the anatomy of the heart, diseases that can affect it, and procedures used to help the heart function properly. Whether you are looking for information on valve replacement surgery, bypass surgery, coronary heart disease, or how an echocardiogram is carried out, we have the information you need.
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