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Heart

The heart is a muscular organ in humans and other animals, which pumps blood through the blood vessels of the circulatory system. Blood provides the body with oxygen and nutrients, as well as assists in the removal of metabolic wastes. In humans, the heart is located between the lungs, in the middle compartment of the chest.

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Ghost Heart

Pig hearts can be soaked and cleansed until you're left with a protein scaffold. This is injected with bone marrow stem cells and placed in a bioreactor until it can be used as a functioning human heart! The process is termed decellurization and someone in need only needs to inject the heart with their stem cells so their body won't reject it

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The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.

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Heart Surgery!  Yikes!!

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This is a great video that helps understand how the heart functions. Very helpful and gives great visual example. I really recommend it!

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A hypothetical map of a woman's heart from the 1800s. Source: www.brainpickings.org

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The heart is the most important organ you'll ever posses :)

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