Scientific heritage of Leonardo da Vinci and modern cardiology

Prof. O.M. Korzh

Kharkiv Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education

Leonardo da Vinci’s research on human organs attracted his lifelong interest. His diagrams and sketches of the skull, skeleton, muscles and major organs make up countless pages of writing. Even more space in his personal diaries is occupied by theories about how all these human organs function. Modern autopsies show that he was correct in many aspects of his functioning. In 2020, scientists managed to uncover the secret of the human heart of Leonardo da Vinci. It turned out that a network of muscle fibers called trabeculae lines the inner surface of the heart and, as shown in its drawings, affects the favorable functioning of the heart.

Key Words: Leonardo da Vinci, heart, cardiovascular system.

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