Biodynamics pp 22-76 | Cite as

The Heart

  • Y. C. Fung


The heart is the prime mover of blood. By periodic stimulation of its muscles it contracts periodically and pumps blood throughout the body. How the pump works is the subject of this chapter.


Left Ventricle Aortic Valve Mitral Valve Heart Valve Papillary Muscle 
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  • Y. C. Fung
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  1. 1.University of CaliforniaSan Diego, La JollaUSA

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