Anatomy of the Heart and Coronary Vasculature

  • Dominic Gyimah
  • Alec Saunders
  • Elizabeth Thong
  • Balvinder HandaEmail author
Part of the Learning Materials in Biosciences book series (LMB)


This chapter will explore the anatomy of the heart and its vasculature, discussing key structures and their functional role within the organ’s contractility. A solid anatomical understanding will aid the learning of this complex organ’s role in the body and the consequences of morphological abnormalities such as malformations. Finally, the potential role of three-dimensional (3D) printing will be discussed as a novel technique of visualising anatomical structures.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dominic Gyimah
    • 1
    • 2
  • Alec Saunders
    • 1
    • 2
  • Elizabeth Thong
    • 2
  • Balvinder Handa
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Brighton and Sussex Medical SchoolBrightonUK
  2. 2.Imperial College LondonLondonUK
  3. 3.National Heart and Lung Institute, Myocardial Function, Imperial College LondonLondonUK

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