|Slicing of the apex.|
|Left ventricle is on the left|
Right ventricle is on the right.
In a human, the heart is small enough to be encased in the pericardial sack and be just fine. However, in a cow, the heart is so large that it needs extra support to stay in one place. Fixed in the lower half of the aorta and in the left atrium was the heart bone. About three inches long, we broke out the scalpel and tried to pry it out. It took all of us pulling on it to finally loose it from the tissue.
Our heart was encased in a thick layer of fat. We concluded that our cow, named Harry, was an overweight cow with very very high cholesterol.
|Thanks Harry the Cow |
for lending us your most vital organ.