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An important aspect of this qustion is relatively the need to understand the Cardiovascular System/Circulatory System, in order to answer the question. The main role of the cardiovascular system is to move blood through the body. The composition includes: Heart, capillaries, veins and arteries. The system moves oxygenated blood from the lungs and heart through the whole body via arteries. Blood also travels through the capillaries that are found between the arteries and veins. There are multiple diseases that affect the Cardiovascular System Angina, Arrhythmia, Congenital Heart Disease, Coronary Artery Disease, Myocardial Infarction, CHF, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Mitral Regurgitation, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Pulmonary Stenosis, etc. In Addition there are Vascular Diseases: Peripheral Artery Disease, Aneurism, Atherosclerosis, Renal Artery Disease, Raynauds Disease, Buergerâs Disease, Peripheral Venous Disease, Stroke, Venous Blood Clots, and Blood Clotting Disorders (American Heart Association, 2015). Multiple treatments exist for each and every one of these diseases, and hopefully more to come. American Heart Association. (2015). What is cardiovascular disease? Retrieved from http://www.heart.org.
Starting at the heart, describe how blood pressure changes as the blood moves through the vascular system and back to the heart. Be sure to indicate where there is pulsatile flow and the components of the vascular system.
Cardiovascular System: Vessels - Blood Vessels and Hemodynamics â anatomy of blood vessels, capillary exchange, physiology of circulation, control of blood pressure and blood flow, shock and homeostasis, circulatory routes, fetal circulation, general disorders
This chapter requires us to understand pressure volume relationships on multiple levels, across the entire circulation, the distinctions between pulmonary and systemic circulations, the pressure relationships that drive capillary exchange. In a paragraph, write about one of these that most intersting or facinating.