10-Cardiovascular System (1) - THE CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM(1 THE HEART DR WAFAA SHUNNAQ 1 INTRODUCTION The cardiovascular system consists of the blood

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THE CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM (1): THE HEART DR: WAFAA SHUNNAQ 1
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INTRODUCTION The cardiovascular system consists of the blood, heart, and blood vessels. The heart is the pump that circulates the blood through blood vessels. The study of the normal heart and diseases associated with it is known as cardiology . The heart is a hollow, cone-shaped organ that is about the size of a person’s closed fist. 2
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Location of the heart The heart is situated between the lungs in the mediastinum with about two- thirds of its mass to the left of the midline. Heart is located in the mediastinum: area from the sternum to the vertebral column and between the lungs. 3
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