A_cv-heartC - Cardiovascular System Part 2 -Heart...

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1 San Francisco State University Cardiovascular System Part 2 -Heart Dr. S. C. Williams Life Art 1994
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2 The heart is a 4 chambered pump Pumps about 700,000 gallons  of blood each  year Composed of unique cardiac muscle tissue Hollow organ composed of inner chambers  surrounded by three layers Heart beats continuously from before birth until  death Cardiac arrest is often used to determine life vs.  death Introduction Life Art 1994
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3 Heart Functions: systemic Circulation and distribution of  blood Maintenance of blood pressure Closed system Relationship with lymphatic system Crouch 1985
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4 Clinical Importance of Heart Congenital heart defects Coronary heart disease -- ischemia Valvular insufficiency  allows backflow Pulmonary and aortic stenosis Congestive heart failure
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5 Location & Orientation of Heart Thoracic location diaphragm space Oblique orientation Location of associated arteries  Van De Graaff 1992
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