The Cardiovascular System Term Paper

The Cardiovascular System
A brief overview of the circulatory system and heart disease.
# 144965 | 818 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2010 | IN
Published on Oct 21, 2010 in Medical and Health (General) , Biology (General)

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The paper outlines the basic anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system, namely, the heart and blood vessels. The paper describes heart disease, including its causes, diagnosis and treatments.

Cardiovascular System
Heart Pathology and Diagnosis

From the Paper:

"The cardiovascular system is comprised of the heart and the blood vessels which carry blood to and fro from it to the various organs of the body. The heart itself is made up of a special kind of muscular tissue which is unique in structure as well as function which imparts to it the capability of a powerful pump which beats incessantly throughout life. Any abnormality or failure results in disease or death respectively. The mammalian heart has similar structure and functions and its size is proportional to the overall body size of the species. The human heart is approximately the size of a closed fist and it lies on the left side of the thoracic cavity in front of the lungs ( It is almost triangular in shape and the powerful muscular structure visible from outside encloses four chambers with explicit functional capabilities. The upper two chambers are the atria and the lower two larger chambers are called ventricles. The blood vessels emanating from the heart which carry blood to other organs are called arteries and the vessels which bring blood from the distant organs are called veins."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Basic Cardiac Anatomy and Physiology, online article assessed May 5, 2010 at:
  • The Heart, Online Chapter from Gray's Anatomy assessed May 5, 2010 at:
  • Tests to Diagnose Heart Disease, online article assessed May 5, 2010 at:

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