Location of Heart. posterior to sternum medial to lungs anterior to vertebral column base lies beneath 2nd rib apex at 5th intercostal space lies upon diaphragm. Heart Orientation. Apex - directed anteriorly, inferiorly and to the leftBase - directed posteriorly, superiorly and to the rightAnterior surface - deep to the sternum and ribsInferior surface - rests on the diaphragm Right border - faces right lungLeft border (pulmonary border) - faces left lung.
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