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How does the heart sit in the thoracic cavity?

The heart sits directly in the middle of the chest. However it is tilted to the left. It does not sit in the L thoracic cavity as commonly thought, i.e. R palm on L chest whe (MORE)

What muscle separates the thoracic cavity from the abdominal cavities?

The thoracic cavity is separated from the abdominal cavity by the  diaphragm. This is a broad flat muscle.    (muscular) diaphragm The diaphragm is a muscle that separat (MORE)

What does the thoracic cavity contain?

The thoracic cavity contains the heart and the whole of the  cardiovascular system. It also houses the respiratory and digestive  system including the esophagus. It also has (MORE)