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Mega Heart exhibit to be on display Sunday at Glendale Galleria

The Mega Heart, a giant inflatable heart designed as an educational, walk-through exhibit, will be on display at the Glendale Galleria from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

During the tour, visitors will learn about cardiovascular functions, observe examples of various types of heart disease and read about the latest medical treatments for heart problems.

The heart is a 12 feet tall, 21 feet long, 15 feet wide and is a replica of the human organ that provides visitors with a close-up view of healthy and diseased tissue, artificial valves and a stent, as well as the damage caused by a heart attack.

Visitors enter the exhibit through the largest vein that feeds the heart, the superior vena cava, and exit through the largest artery that leaves the heart, the aorta.


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