What Is The Heart
The heart (in Latin cor; in Greek kardia) is a muscular organ that pumps the blood through the vessels, supplying the body cells with oxygen and nutrients. Together with the brain, the heart is the center of one’s personality and emotional life.
Location of the Heart
The heart lies in the middle of the chest, between the right and left lung, behind and slightly to the left of the breastbone (Picture 1).
Picture 1. Heart lies behind the breastbone (sternum)
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