Another wall separates the rounded top part of the heart from the cone-shaped bottom part.
You can feel the thumps if you press there with your hand. If you looked inside your heart, you would see that a wall of muscle divides it down the middle, into a left half and a right half. The septum is solid so that blood cannot flow back and forth between the left and right halves of the heart.
I didn't want to go on not knowing about it, especially when many members of my family have been diagnosed with some type of heart disease.
There were very few things I knew about this topic before doing my "I-Search" paper.
Every time the heart beats it goes thump against the chest wall.
The pointed tip at the bottom of the heart touches the front wall of the chest.
When I started thinking of human sources I thought about my family and other people I knew that had a heart problem. When I was interviewing my aunt, my cousin and uncle volunteered to interviewed.
During the interviews I asked each person eight questions.
When I was thinking of a written source of information on heart disease I thought I would try to find something in the encyclopedia.
Then, I looked online for sources of information on some web sites that I thought might have some information on them.