Historical notes on the anatomy of the heart’s lymphatic system

George Paraskevas, Konstantinos Koutsouflianiotis, Kalliopi Iliou, Nikolaos Syrmos, George Noussios, Theodosios Bitsis, Nikolaos Lazaridis


The heart’s lymphatic system has been under research for many years both at a microscopic and a macroscopic level. The results so far significantly induce modern cardiologists to attribute pathologies of the heart to disorders of cardiac lymphatics. The current review is an effort to display the progress of the knowledge regarding the heart’s lymphatic system through the work of the scientists devoted to the specific field. The reader will gain detailed and up to date information and will be able to comprehend thoroughly the anatomy of the cardiac lymphatics.


Anatomy; history; heart; lymphatic system

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13128/IJAE-24164

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