The Human Heart

The Human Heart

Featured Image ©Ronald Guastaferri

The heart is arguably the most important organ. Although only the size of a fist, it is held responsible for pumping blood through our entire body.

Given the heart’s arduous task of supplying the body with blood every day, it must be well taken care of. A heart that is improperly cared for may develop heart disease, the leading cause of death among Americans.

Let’s take a closer look at the workings of this fascinating organ through the illustrations and animations created by the Medical Illustration Sourcebook Artists:
 

Stephan Kuslich
Ghost Productions, Inc

Ghost Productions

 

Marie Dauenheimer
Medical Illustration Studio

Dauenheimer
Cardiovascular system in body

 

Brian Hagen
Meditech Communications, Inc

Meditech
3d render of atherosclerosis. This plaque filled vessel is displayed as a cross section to fully see the state of the disease

 

Christy Krames
Christy Krames

 

Adam Questell
A KYU Design

A KYU

 

Kevin A. Somerville
Somerville
Depiction of the separation of the layers in the wall of the muscular aorta and the subsequent bloodflow pattern that results

 

William Scavone
Kestrel Studio

KEstrel Studio
Nervous system control of cardiovascular system

 

Kevin A. Somerville
Kevin Somerville
Heart Transplant Surgery

 

Mike Austin
Internal Art Medical Illustration

Mike Austin
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

 

Elaine Kurie
Elaine Kurie
Blood Flow in the Heart

 

Thomas A. Graves
Graves

 

Linda Nye
Nye

 

Molly Borman-Pullen
Molly Borman Biomedical Illustrations, Inc.

Pullen
Conduction System of the Heart

 

Ben Smith
Ben Smith
Aging of the Heart

 

Kimberly Battista
Battista Illustration

Battista
Carotid artery disease screening

 

Ronald Guastaferri
Synapse Studios

Guastaferi

 

Mesa Schumacher
Schumacher
Infographic mapping of the electric current pathways through 3D anatomy of the heart. EKG graphic of depolarization.

 

Alan Gesek
Gesek
Anterior View of the Heart

 

Maciej Frolow
Frolow
Artificial heart

 

Hybrid Medical Animation
Hybrid
Catheter

 

Destry Sloane
Animated Biomedical Productions

Clogged blood vessel in the foot

 

Interested in exploring other medical and healthcare topics? Use our Specialty Search for more from the best medical illustrators working today.