RELATION OF HEART WEIGHT WITH AGE AND WEIGHT OF CADAVER
Introduction: Height, weight, and age of person has significant impact on the normal size of
heart. These parameters need to be considered when cut-off values indicating the need for
treatment or even surgery are established. The aim of present work is to study the relation of
weight of the heart with age and weight of cadaver.
Material and Methods: The study was performed in the Department of Anatomy, Shri Ram
Murti Smarak Institute of Medical Sciences, Bareilly on 30 hearts from embalmed cadavers.
The hearts were procured from the cadavers available in our department. The heart was
thoroughly cleaned and measurements were taken.
Results: The mean heart weight was 223.37 ± 57.78 g. Significant relationship between age of
the cadaver and weight of the heart (p=0.0004), weight of cadaver and weight of heart
(p=0.0001) was observed.
Conclusion: The above study provides valuable data of the heart in our geographical location,
which may be useful for cardiac surgeons and physicians.
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