Heart FAQs:

Q: Is heart a muscular organ in humans and other animals?

A: Yes, and which pumps blood through the blood vessels of the circulatory system.

Q: Is heart an emblematic symbol in many religions, signifying "truth, conscience or moral courage in many religions – the temple or throne of God in Islamic and Judeo-Christian thought"?

A: Yes, the divine centre, or atman, and the third eye of transcendent wisdom in Hinduism; the diamond of purity and essence of the Buddha; the Taoist centre of understanding.

Q: Is heart called cardiologists?

A: Yes.

Q: Is heart called cardiologists?

A: Yes, although many specialties of medicine may be involved in treatment.

Q: Are hearts grilled after being tenderized through long marination in a spice and vinegar mixture?

A: Yes.

Q: Are hearts considered to be giblets?

A: Yes, and are often grilled on skewers: Japanese hāto yakitori, Brazilian churrasco de coração, Indonesian chicken heart satay.

Q: Is heart located between the lungs?

A: Yes, and in the middle compartment of the chest.

Q: Is heart called the endocardium?

A: Yes.

Q: Is heart divided into four chambers: upper left and right atria?

A: Yes, and lower left and right ventricles.

Q: Is heart a hard-working muscle?

A: Yes, and it makes for "firm and rather dry" meat, so is generally slow-cooked.

Q: Is heart cone-shaped?

A: Yes, and with its base positioned upwards and tapering down to the apex.

Q: Is heart usually situated around the middle of the thorax?

A: Yes, and in snakes, usually between the junction of the upper first and second third.

Q: Is heart situated in the middle mediastinum?

A: Yes, and at the level of thoracic vertebrae T5-T8.

Q: Was heart heavier?

A: Yes, and it would be devoured by the monster Ammit.

Q: Was heart examined by Anubis and a variety of deities during the Weighing of the Heart ceremony?

A: Yes.

Q: Is heart hṛd or hṛdaya?

A: Yes, and found in the oldest surviving Sanskrit text, the Rigveda.

Q: Is heart unable to pump sufficient blood?

A: Yes, and it may accumulate throughout the body, causing breathlessness in the lungs , swelling of the feet or other gravity-dependent areas, decrease exercise tolerance, or cause other clinical signs such as an enlarged liver, cardiac murmurs, or a raised jugular venous pressure.

Q: Is heart stewed?

A: Yes, and poached, braised, or made into sausage.

Q: Is heart located at the level of the third costal cartilage?

A: Yes.

Q: Is heart seen as the center of 神 shén "spirit, consciousness"?

A: Yes, The heart is associated with the small intestine, tongue, governs the six organs and five viscera, and belongs to fire in the five elements.

Q: Is heart usually slightly offset to the left side of the chest and is felt to be on the left because the left heart is stronger and larger?

A: Yes, since it pumps to all body parts.

Q: Is heart a cross-cultural reference to grief for a lost one or to unfulfilled romantic love?

A: Yes.

Q: Was heart the seat of emotion?

A: Yes, and thought, will, and intention.

Q: Is heart made up of three layers: epicardium?

A: Yes, and myocardium, and endocardium.

Q: Is heart enclosed in a protective sac?

A: Yes, and the pericardium, which also contains a small amount of fluid.

Q: Was heart believed to be formed from one drop of blood from the child's mother's heart?

A: Yes, and taken at conception.

Q: Was heart long identified as the center of the entire body?

A: Yes, and the seat of life, or emotion, or reason, will, intellect, purpose or the mind.

Q: Is heart the attachment point for several large blood vessels – the venae cavae?

A: Yes, and aorta and pulmonary trunk.

Q: Was heart the key to the afterlife?

A: Yes.

Q: Is heart relatively continuous and the sinus venosus coordinates the beat which passes in a wave through the remaining chambers?

A: Yes.

Q: Is heart quite unlike the four-chambered hearts of mammals and birds?

A: Yes.

Q: Is heart the first functional organ to develop and starts to beat and pump blood at about three weeks into embryogenesis?

A: Yes.

Q: Is heart between the lungs?

A: Yes, and the left lung is smaller than the right lung and has a cardiac notch in its border to accommodate the heart.

Q: Is heart typically the size of a fist: 12 cm in length?

A: Yes, and 8 cm wide, and 6 cm in thickness.

Q: Are hearts widely consumed as food?

A: Yes.