Cardiovascular System

Amber Fisher

Main Purpose of the System

The major function of the cardiovascular system is the transportation of oxygen and removing carbon dioxide to and from body organs respectively. The major organ of the cardiovascular system is the heart and the blood vessels

How the System Works

The blood circulatory system (cardiovascular system) delivers nutrients and oxygen to all cells in the body. It consists of the heart and the blood vessels running through the entire body. The arteries carry blood away from the heart; the veins carry it back to the heart

Diseases of the System

  • Stroke
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Atherosclerosis

Compare and Contrast with the Respiratory System

The cardiovascular system is the system that maintains the heart and blood flow. The respiratory system is the system that puts oxygen in to the blood and it makes sure we inhale oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide. They are both important to the body because we need both of them to survive.

Maintain Optimal Health

  • cut down on your fat and sweet counts
  • exercise
  • eat more fruits vegetables and grains
  • use extra virgin olive oil for cooking