The Human Heart

The Overview:
Visitors get to the heart of the matter with this virtual cardio experience, built as an online companion to a February 2007 National Geographic Magazine article, “Healing the Heart.”

The Site:
With original art created by medical illustrators, the human heart interactive lets users explore the anatomy of the human heart and what makes it all tick.  Put an athlete through his paces to see how exercise increases heart rate, watch how blood flows—and doesn’t—through an unhealthy heart with blocked arteries, and learn how modern medicine is adding years to our lives. 

Printable diagrams of heart anatomy, heart function, and coronary disease add to this valuable online resource.

Project completed as an employee of National Geographic.

National Geographic, 2007