Two superior chambers of the heart, serve as receiving chambers
the two lower chambers of the heart, and they pump blood out to the lungs and body.
the large trunk artery that carries blood from the left ventricle of the heart to branch arteries
superior vena cava
large vein that brings oxygen poor blood from the upper part of the body to the right atruim
inferior vena cava
brings oxygen poor blood from the lower part of the body to the right atrium
carries oxygen poor blood from the right ventricle to the lungs to pick up oxygen and release carbon dioxide waste
a vein carrying oxygenated blood from the lungs to the left atrium of the heart
thick wall of muscle that separates right and left sides of heart
is a dual flap (bi = 2) valve in the heart that lies between the left atrium (LA) and the left ventricle (LV).
The right atrioventricular valve which consists of three cusps
are muscular blood vessels that carry blood away from the heart.
vessels that carry blood to the heart from the venules
exchange nutrients with tissue
a specialized bit of heart tissue that controls the heartbeat
Clogging, narrowing, and hardening of the body's large arteries and medium-sized blood vessels.
A disease characterized by abnormally high levels of blood glucose., a disease of the heart or blood vessels
fluid lost by the blood into surrounding tissue
A waxy, fat-like substance in the bloodstream of all animals. It is believed to be dangerous when it builds up on arterial walls and contributes to the risk of coronary heart disease; found only in animals not in plants
A deposit of fatty material on the inner lining of an arterial wall
A disease characterized by abnormally high levels of blood glucose.