A Pig's Heart

  • Adrian Wressell, Heart of England NHS FT
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A Pig's Heart. Adrian Wressell, Heart of England NHS FT. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0). Source: Wellcome Collection.

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Pig's hearts are often used in science class to aid study of the human heart as they are similar in size, structure and function. Tissue from the hearts of these animals is sometimes used in human heart valve replacement surgery.


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