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Pay-per-view: ICD-10 anatomy refresher: Heart

APCs Insider, November 18, 2011

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 The heart is the center of the circulatory system, and it pumps blood throughout the body. It moves oxygen-rich blood from the lungs to the rest of the body and brings carbon dioxide from the cells to the lungs.

The heart weighs between 7 and 15 ounces and is slightly larger than the size of a person's fist. The heart is located between the lungs in the middle of the chest, behind and slightly to the left of the breastbone (sternum).
 
 
Continue reading “ICD-10 anatomy refresher: Heart ” on HCPro’s website. Subscribers to Briefings on APCs have free access to this article in the November issue.



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