Cardiovascular System

Kendomisha Hughes

Tracing the flow of blood through the body

When a heart contracts and forces blood into the blood vessels, there is a certain path that the blood follows through the body.The blood moves through pulmonary circulation and then continues on through systemic circulation.

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Identification of types of blood vessels

Any of the muscular-walled tubes forming part of the circulation system by which blood mainly that which has been oxygenated is conveyed from the heart to all parts of the body.

Any of the fine branching blood vessels that form a network between the arterioles and venules

Any of the tubes forming part of the blood circulation system of the body, carrying in most cases oxygen-depleted blood toward the heart.

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Describing blood cell formation

Blood cell formation also called hematopoiesis continuous process by which the cellular constituents of blood are replenished as needed.
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Distinguishing among human blood groups

The blood of different people varies as it contains different molecules of protein called antigens and antibodies.The antigen protein molecules are found on the surface of red blood cells and antibodies are in the blood plasma.
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Describing common cardiovascular diseases and disorders

Heart and blood vessel disease also called heart disease includes numerous problems, many of which are related to a process called atherosclerosis is a condition that develops when a substance called plaque builds up in the walls of the arteries.
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Myocardial Infarction

A heart attack is a medical emergency. A heart attack usually occurs when a blood clot blocks blood flow to the heart. Without blood, tissue loses oxygen and dies.
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Mitral Valve Prolapse

Mitral valve prolapse can develop at any age. It can run in families and may be linked to other conditions, such as infection and connective tissue disease.Symptoms may include an irregular heartbeat, palpitations, and shortness of breath.
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Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are generally benign. The cause of this condition is not known.For many people, there are no symptoms and varicose veins are simply a cosmetic concern. In some cases, they cause aching pain and discomfort or signal an underlying circulatory problem
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