The role of the heart is to pump blood (full of oxygen and nutrients) to all parts of the body (organs, muscles, bone and skin), via a network of arteries (carry blood to the body) and veins (carry blood back to the heart).
The normal human heart is about the size of a fist and weighs 250-350 grams, depending on sex and body size. It sits behind the breastbone (sternum) and slightly to the left.
The heart consists of four chambers; the upper two are the atria (receive blood) and the bottom two are the ventricles (eject blood)
The coronary arteries are:
Left main coronary artery – this branches into the:
Right coronary artery (RCA)
Each of the main vessels has several smaller side branches
Cardiology Tasmania has 6 specialist centres located in Derwent Park, Huonville, Oatland, Swansea, Rokeby, and Sorell. As well as our fixed locations, our cardiology specialists and consultants travel to regional and remote areas to ensure all patients have access to cardiology services regardless of where they live.
Northcare Health Centre, 254 Main Road, Derwent Park, TAS
Swansea General Practice, 37 Wellington Street, Swansea, TAS
Healthology Rokeby, 46 S Arm Rd, Rokeby, TAS
Sorell Doctors Surgery, 31 Gordon Street, TAS