Asked in Circulatory SystemHeart
What cavity is the heart in?
September 24, 2015 10:06PM
The heart is in the thoracic cavity in a part called the
mediastinum. It is protected by the pericardium, a membranous sac
that surround the heart. The mediastinum is that space in
the thoracic cavity between the lungs that contains the heart. It
also contains the aorta, esophagus, trachea and thymus.
The pleural cavity is the space in the chest between the lungs.