Anatomic considerations and examination of cardiovascular specimens (excluding devices)

Joseph J. Maleszewski, Chi K. Lai, Vidhya Nair, John P. Veinot

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Knowledge of cardiac anatomy forms the backbone of clinical cardiovascular medicine. Clinical examination of the patient, surgical intervention and imaging techniques, and examination of cardiac tissues are meaningless without an appreciation of basic anatomy. This chapter reviews the gross, light microscopic, and ultrastructural anatomy of cardiovascular tissues. Methods of heart and blood vessels examination are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCardiovascular Pathology
Number of pages58
ISBN (Electronic)9780128222249
StatePublished - Jan 1 2022


  • Anatomy
  • Artery
  • Autopsy
  • Blood vessel
  • Heart
  • Myocardium
  • Surgical
  • Ultrastructure
  • Vein

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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