The ___ circuit sends deoxygenated blood to the lungs to pick up oxygen and unload carbon dioxide.
The ____ circuit sends oxygenated blood and nutrients to all body cells and removes wastes.
The heart is a hollow, cone-shaped muscular pump that lies within the __ cavity and rests on the ___.
mediastinum, lungs, sternum
The heart is within the ___, bordered laterally by the ___, posteriorly by the vertebral column, and anteriorly by the ___.
The __ of the heart, which attaches to several large blood vessels, lies beneath the second rib.
The tough outermost layer of the pericardium that is attached to the diaphragm and the sternum.
Chambers that receive blood from the atria and contract to force blood out of the heart into arteries.
Valve that permits blood to move from the right atrium into the right ventricle and prevents backflow.
"heart strings" are tiny white collagenic cords that anchor the cusps to the ventricular walls.
Chordae tendineae originate from small mounds of cardiac muscle tissue called ___ ___.
When the muscular wall of the right ventricle contracts, the blood inside its chamber is put under __ pressure, and the ___ valve closes.
Valve that allows blood to leave the right ventricle and prevents backflow into the ventricular chamber.
When the left ventricle contracts, the bicuspid valve closes passively, and the only exit is through the ___.
The mitral and tricuspid valves are called ____ valves because they are between the atria and ventricles.
low, high, right, venae cavae
Blood that is __ in oxygen and __ in carbon dioxide enters the __ atrium through the __ __ and coronary sinus.,
As the right atrial wall contracts, the blood passes through the __ valve and enters the right ventricle.
closes, pulmonary, pulmonary, arteries.
When the right ventricular wall contracts, the tricuspid valve __, and blood moves through the __ valve to the __ trunk and its ___.
From the pulmonary arteries, blood enters the ___ associated with the __ of the lungs.
Freshly oxygenated blood returns to the heart through the __ veins that lead to the left atrium.
The left atrial wall contracts, and blood moves through the __ valve and into the chamber of the left ventricle.
When the left ventricular wall contracts, the mitral valve closes and blood moves through the __ valve and into the ___.
The heart must beat continually to supply blood to the body tissues. To do this, __ cells require a constant supply of freshly oxygenated blood.
Detours in circulation that may supply oxygen and nutrients to the myocardium when a coronary artery is blocked.
Cardiac veins join an enlarged vein on the heart's posterior surface called the __ ___ which empties into the right atrium.
When pressure in the ventricles is low, the pressure difference between the atria and ventricles causes the ___ valves to open and the __ to fill.
When the ___ contract, the remaining 30% of returning blood is pushed into the ___.
As the ventricles contract, ventricular pressure __ sharply, and as soon as the ventricular pressure exceeds the atrial pressure, the A-V valves ___.
When ventricular pressure exceeds the pressure in the pulmonary trunk and aorta, the __ and ___ valves open.
A small, elongated mass of specialized cardiac muscle tissue just beneath the epicardium. It's located in the right atrium near the opening of the superior vena cava.
Without stimulation from nerve fibers or any other outside agents, the S-A node cells initiate impulses that spread into the surrounding ___.
myocardium, cardiac cycle
An ECG is a recording of the electrical charges that occur in the ___ during a __ ___.
Between cardiac cycles, the muscle fibers remain ___ with no detectable electrical changes.
S-A node, atrial
When the __ ___ triggers a cardiac impulse, ___ fibers depolarize, producing an electrical change.
ECG: Depolarization of ventricular fibers prior to the contraction of ventricular walls.