Anatomical Illustrations of the Human Heart

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The adult human heart pumps about 30 litres of blood each minute, which is approximately 2,000 gallons of blood each day pumping throughout the body, in a non stop cycle. That makes 5.6 liters of blood circulating through the body three times every minute. Amazing facts, the heart is indeed an amazing organ.

This is why there are always requests for heart anatomy illustrations, and below is a gallery of just some of them. They are used for health education websites, surgeons describing heart disease to their patients, schools and educational material, publishing and patient information posters and leaflets. Please view gallery below, for examples on how medical illustrations can be used to accompany any health or pharmacueatical business, and they can be commissioned here.

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Medical art and illustration has been around for a much longer period than would be expected. What can be classed as drawings of human antatomy can be dated as far back as ancient Egyptian in 1600 BCE, the date of the Edwin Smith Surgical Papyrus. However, the structure of the heart in any detail was first described in 1706, by Raymond de Viessens, a French anatomy professor. Along with early drawings and what can be termed as 'medical' drawings.

With such a history, it is of no surprise that medical artists do have a purpose to illustrate what can not be seen, the living heart but in cross section for example. Artists can interpret medical matter and create illustrations to show detailed anatomy, function and pathology. Medical-artist.com specialises in producing just such art of a medical and scientific content, you can contact us here with any enquiries.

Atrial fibrillation (AF) causes an irregular heartbeat

Atrial Fibrillation

Normal Synus Rhythm

Normal Synus Rhythm

Catheritasion

Catheritasion

 
The anatomy of the heart

The anatomy of exercise with regards to the heart

The anatomy of exercise

Exercise improves the heart

The anatomy of an unhealthy diseased heart

Heart disease

 
The heart and renal veins and arteries

Heart and lung anatomy

The heart anterior view

The heart anterior view

Heart dissected to reveal chambersr

Heart dissected to reveal chambers

 
Looking down at the heart valves

Looking down at the heart valves

The lungs exchange gases through specialized cells located in the thin-walled air sacs called alveoli

The heart anatomy in cross section

brain pathology watercolour

Heart of a younger child

 
The healthy heart in cross section

The healthy heart in cross section

Map of arteries surrounding the heart

Map of arteries surrounding the heart

Diseases of the heart illustration

Diseases of the heart illustration

 
Pulmonary embolism

Pulmonary embolism

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy art work

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Dilated cardiomyopathy

Dilated cardiomyopathy