Anatomical Heart

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    This is the vasculature of an actual heart (porcine heart, identical to human heart). The blood is replaced by a plastic substance which fills all of the veins, capillaries, etc, then the heart is put into a solution that dissolves all the tissue, leaving this incredible detail of a heart. My boss was given this to use as a model (he is a cardiologist).

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    1. ClimbingHerc 87 months ago | reply

      I like the subject and its uniqueness. I don't care for the gradient background. A flat or even one that contrasted more with the foreground colors would appeal to me much more.

      Rated 3/5 (by the Rate My: Photo

    2. Go Sox 33 87 months ago | reply

      3/5 - I agree with ClimbingHerc about the background. I is an interesting photo however...

    3. mikeguttman 87 months ago | reply

      Score 8/10 (from the Score Me! group)

    4. PRO17 87 months ago | reply

      Rated _3/5 (by the Rate My: Photo

    5. Str0ppy [deleted] 87 months ago | reply

      Rated 5/5 (by the Rate My: Photo

    6. nekto_nektov 87 months ago | reply

      Creative work!

    7. Weaving A Curious Life 87 months ago | reply

      ** This was voted a maybe from Hit, Miss, Maybe, WHY? **

      Creative photo but it just lacked a little something to me. I suspect it is a matter of style preference and nothing more though.

    8. sandriux1 80 months ago | reply

      hey como puedo obtener uno copia de esa foto me gusta mucho

    9. Gabriela Gattaneo 48 months ago | reply

      do you allow me to paint this?

    10. Petrichor_ 44 months ago | reply

      This is extremely glorious, okay?

    11. kateoplis 32 months ago | reply

      Does the description mean that it is your photo? That you took it?
      The reason I ask is because this picture has gone viral and no one has a source to attribute to it and I'm desperately looking for the right person to credit. If it's yours, it's beautiful and I'd like to credit you. Thanks.

    12. Glockoma 32 months ago | reply

      Yes, it's my photo. The heart itself belongs to a friend, who is a cardiologist.

    13. kateoplis 32 months ago | reply

      Thank you. I've done my part to credit you:

      But the post already had 30,000+ notes on Tumblr, and if you do a Google search for "The human heart stripped of fat and muscle," you'll see that it has gone viral and I couldn't find a single post with the right credit.
      You can also do a reverse image search on Google for more disheartning posts:


    14. chris helenius 32 months ago | reply

      Please take a stereographic picture if you can!

    15. rosecity2012 20 months ago | reply

      Great photo, but those are arteries, not veins:)

    16. firelightforge 15 months ago | reply

      This is amazing.

    17. jniew6 14 months ago | reply

      this is really beautiful. I am not very computer savvy but I teach human anatomy and physiology and was wondering if I could have access to use in my powerpoint on the heart.

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