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Blood & the Cardiovascular System - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
There are multiple structures involved in keeping your heart beating and your blood flowing. In this chapter, you'll explore the anatomy of the heart as well as learn about other parts of the body's cardiovascular system, including types of blood vessels. You will also find out about blood types and cardiovascular medical conditions. Through studying the chapters in this lesson, you'll learn:
- How the cardiovascular structures function
- What parts make up the circulatory system
- How blood flows through the heart
- What are the types of blood vessels and blood cells
- How cardiovascular conditions are diagnosed and treated
|What is the Cardiovascular System? - Function & Organs||Explore the cardiovascular system's parts and how they work together.|
|The Human Circulatory System: Parts and Functions||Discover the parts of the circulatory system and their roles in transporting blood in the body.|
|Anatomy of the Heart: Blood Flow and Parts||Learn about the parts of the heart and how blood flows within the organ.|
|Heartbeat and Heart Contraction Coordination||Find out about the heart's system for regulating the heartbeat.|
|Electrocardiogram (ECG): Definition & Wave Types||Learn how to read an electrocardiogram.|
|Erythrocytes, Leukocytes, and Thrombocytes||Get details on the types and functions of blood cells.|
|Blood Vessels: Definition & Types||See the difference between veins, capillaries, and arteries.|
|Medical Terminology Related to Blood||Learn about blood's components and function as well as blood pressure.|
|Blood Types: ABO System, Red Blood Cell Antigens & Blood Groups||Find out how antigens determine your blood type.|
|Rh Blood Group, Rh Factor & Erythroblastosis Fetalis||Discover the impact different Rh blood types can have on a woman and her newborn.|
|Medical Specialists of the Cardiovascular System||Get info on the medical professionals who specialize in treating cardiovascular problems.|
|Coronary Artery Disease Terminology||Review atheroma, sudden cardiac death, and other terms related to coronary artery disease.|
|Heart Rhythm Disorder Terms||Learn different words used to describe specific malfunctions of the rhythm of the heart.|
|Blood Cell Disorder Vocabulary||Determine the meaning of terms specific to disorders of blood cells.|
|Blood Vessel Disorder Vocabulary||Learn about Raynaud's phenomenon and other similar disorders and their associated terminology.|
|Blood Clotting Disorder Terminology||Discover the terms used to describe blood clotting disorders.|
|Heart Disorder Terminology||Understand congenital heart defects, cardiomegaly, and more.|
|Diagnostics Related to the Cardiovascular System||Examine invasive and non-invasive diagnostic procedures used to assess possible cardiovascular conditions.|
|Cardiovascular System Drug Treatment Terminology||Identify the different drugs used to treat issues with the cardiovascular system.|
|Terminology for Surgical Treatments for Cardiovascular Disorders||Learn how surgical procedures can treat heart conditions.|
1. What is the Cardiovascular System? - Function & Organs
Your cardiovascular system never stops! Your heart beats many times each minute to circulate blood throughout your body. In this lesson, learn about your heart and the rest of your cardiovascular system.
2. The Human Circulatory System: Parts and Functions
In this lesson, you will take a ride on the transportation system of the body called the circulatory system and its two parts: the pulmonary circuit and the systemic circuit. Take a look inside and see how every inch of your body receives the oxygen and nutrients it needs.
3. Anatomy of the Heart: Blood Flow and Parts
In this lesson, you will take a look inside the heart and identify the chambers and one-way valves that make up this vital organ. You will also follow along as we trace the flow of blood through the heart chambers.
4. Heartbeat and Heart Contraction Coordination
In this lesson you will learn about your heart's very own regulatory system, the intrinsic conduction system, and how it sets the pace for a normal, healthy heartbeat. You will discover that your heart moves to its own beat thanks to the natural pacemaker of the heart called the SA node.
5. Electrocardiogram (ECG): Definition & Wave Types
Do you know how problems in the heart are detected? In this lesson, you will learn how to read an electrocardiogram (ECG) and discover what is happening in the heart during the P, QRS, and T waves.
6. Erythrocytes, Leukocytes & Thrombocytes
Blood contains three types of cells that carry oxygen, fight infection and stop bleeding. In this lesson, learn what these cells look like and how they function.
7. Medical Terminology Related to Blood
Your blood is incredibly important for delivering oxygen, nutrients, and proteins to your cells and for carrying metabolic waste products away. In this lesson, learn about the medical terms that describe your blood.
8. Blood Types: ABO System, Red Blood Cell Antigens & Blood Groups
You are either blood type A, B, AB or O. But, did you know that your blood type is determined by microscopic antigens found on your red blood cells? In this lesson, you will learn about the different blood groups and why they do not mix.
9. Rh Blood Group, Rh Factor & Erythroblastosis Fetalis
Rh factor is a red blood cell antigen found in most people. Those with Rh factor are Rh positive, while those without are Rh negative. In this lesson you will learn about Rh blood compatibility and its importance during pregnancy.
10. Medical Specialists of the Cardiovascular System
Heart, blood, and blood vessel disorders are treated by specialists known as cardiologists, hematologists, and vascular surgeons. In this lesson, we'll learn exactly what each of these medical specialists do and the types of conditions that they treat.
11. Coronary Artery Disease Terminology
Coronary Artery disease is the primary cause of heart attacks and strokes, which affect millions of people each year. In this lesson, learn about how coronary artery disease develops over time and what might happen after you have a heart attack.
12. Heart Rhythm Disorder Terms
This lesson is going to cover some of the many terms related to heart rhythm disorders. First, you'll learn the general terms for these, then their components, and finally some specific examples of some.
13. Blood Cell Disorder Vocabulary
Blood cell disorders can cause you to have problems transporting oxygen to your cells and fighting off infections. In this lesson, we will learn about the disorders and diseases that can affect your red and white blood cells.
14. Blood Vessel Disorder Vocabulary
Many common disorders affect arteries and veins that are not in the heart or brain. In this lesson, learn about these disorders that affect the peripheral blood vessels.
15. Blood Clotting Disorder Terminology
Blood clotting is an important process that prevents excessive bleeding, but sometimes, blood clots in places where it shouldn't. In this lesson, learn disorders that affect blood clotting.
16. Heart Disorder Terminology
Infections and heart valve disorders commonly affect the heart, leading to serious illness, disability, and even death. In this lesson, learn about what causes these disorders and how they are treated.
17. Diagnostics Related to the Cardiovascular System
There are many tests that can be used to diagnose cardiovascular diseases and disorders. In this lesson, learn about the diagnostic tests that can be done to see what is going on inside your heart.
18. Cardiovascular System Drug Treatment Terminology
There are many medications that can be used to treat cardiovascular disorders. Some are used to treat conditions that can cause heart attacks and strokes and others are used to treat the symptoms that you might have after you have a heart attack.
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