February 10, 2010

Heart Anatomy Video

In honor of Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week, I am sharing a must see, seriously fantastic, short and easy to understand video I recently came across explaining heart anatomy and circulation!

It is beneficial for everyone that has heart, love's their heart and/or love's someone with a broken heart.  

The heart is amazing!

Did you know that your heart beats about 100,000 times per day, pumping 2,000 gallons of blood through 60,000 miles of a network of blood vessels in your body!!! It is incredible that such an organ exists and functions and mind boggling that each one of us living on the face of the earth has one!

I have been in the CHD world for going on two years now and it is the best explanation on the heart I have seen.  As new parents thrown into the world of CHD you try to understand all the lingo, the anatomy of the heart and how all the parts work together.  This video is great for that!  It helps to put all the pieces together in your mind.  And even if you are not dealing with CHD you have a heart so it still pertains to you.  Click on link below to see: 

Heart Anatomy Video

With your new heart knowledge, if you watched this video and are wondering what Alexa will have repaired in surgery it is the following:  Receiving a new valved pulmonary artery that connects from her right ventricle to the top branches of her pulmonary arteries. The large hole between her ventricles will be patched and led up from her left ventricle to her her aortic artery. She also has a tiny collateral vein that will need to be closed off, her BT Shunt removed, and the additionla muscular vsd's patched.

Hope you enjoy(ed) it and it is helpful to some.


  1. Thank you for all you do!! I would love to see the video but for some reason can not find a link or anything to watch it..

  2. Thanks! If you click on the words Heart Anatomy Video it should pop up and start playing. Please let me know if it does not.

  3. Thank you for sharing this video.


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