Study Finds Alligator Hearts Keep Beating No Matter What

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Both humans and alligators have four-chamber hearts, but alligator hearts are uniquely resilient to temperature extremes. (Photo credit: Z. Owerkowicz)

 

Studying alligator hearts can lead to better understanding of heart electrophysiology and how to help minimize fibrillation risk in humans. (Photo credit: Z. Owerkowicz)