The Cardiovascular System. Your Heart and Beyond. The Anatomy of the Heart. Located on the left side of the body above the diaphragm. The base of the heart is parallel to the right edge of the sternum.
Your Heart and Beyond
The heart consists of two pumps in one working together to send oxygen rich blood to the organs in the body.
The right pump – right atrium and ventricle –
takes venous blood ( Low oxygenated blood) into the atrium and down to the ventricle and is “pumped” to the lungs to obtain oxygen.