by: Courtney Davis
Structures & Functions
Functions : These maintain the bloods circulation throughout the body. The structure of these different vessels within the cardiovascular system are determined by their functions and the pressure of the blood traveling through them. Blooding flowing through arteries appears bright red due to being oxygenated.
Tracing the blood flow
- putting oxygen - poor blood into the right atrium heart , blood then flows to the right ventricle and then to the rest of the veins in the body .
Types of blood vessels
The arteries - carries blood away from the heart .
The capillaries - enables water exchange between the blood , tissues and veins .
the veins - Carries blood from the capillaries back to the heart .
Blood cell formation
Human Blood Groups
Cardiovascular diseases and disorders
Mitral Valve Prolapse - Closure of the valve between the heart's lower and upper left chambers .
varicose veins - enlarged veins
Arteriosclerosis - the build up of fats , cholesterol , and other substances in the artery walls .