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Does any bone touch the heart?

Does it happen that any bone can touch the heart?

submitted by Tejaswini from Bangalore, India on 3/19/2012


by Texas Heart Institute cardiologist, Benjamin Y. Cheong, MD    Benjamin Y. Cheong, MD

The heart is surrounded by soft and fatty tissue and is also enclosed in the rib cage.  Unless there is "severe" trauma, there should be no reason for any bone to touch the heart.         

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