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About ___% of women over the age of 80 and men over age 60 have one or more narrowed coronary arteries.
Formation of new blood vessels is called _____.
When the left ventricle contracts, blood passes into the ____.
Strong elastic blood vessels that carry blood away from the heart are ____.
The ____ vein drains muscle in the thoracic and abdominal walls.
The blood cells whose walls are thin enough to allow the exchange of gases between the blood and tissue fluid are _____.
carbon dioxide; oxygen
The blood in the arterioles and arteries of the pulmonary circuit is high in ____ and low in ____.
central venous pressure
The blood pressure in the right atrium is called ____ ____ ____.
common iliac artery
The descending aorta divides near the brim of the pelvis to form the right and left ______
Blood is supplied to the myocardium by means of the ____ arteries.
The ___ arteries bring blood to muscles in the back, neck, and thoracic wall.
The phrenic arteries supply blood to the ____.
The pressure that remains in the systemic arterial system during ventricular relaxation is called _____ pressure.
In aging arteries, production of ___ in arteries decreases.
functional syncytium
A mass of interconnected cardiac muscle cells that act together as a group constitutes a ____ ______.
pericardial cavity
The ___ ___ is the potential space between the parietial and visceral pericardial membranes.
The apeical heartbeat is heard by listening between the 5th and 6th ribs about 7.5 cm left of midline.
The coronary sinus drains blood from the wall of the heart into the left atrium.
Smaller branches of the coronary arteries have some anastomosis (branches/vessels) between vessels.
The visceral pericardium lines the pericardial cavity whereas the parietal pericardium covers the surface of the heart.
The SA node relays nerve impulses into the AV bundle of the interventricular septum and the AV node is responsible for the rhythmic contractions of the heart.
Capillary walls consist of a single layer of epithelial cells and they exchange substances in the blood for substances in the tissue fluid surrounding body cells.
Arteries are strong elastic vessels that carry blood to the heart.
Metarterioles connect arterioles and venules and allow blood to bypass the capillaries
The distribution of blood in capillaries pathways is largely controlled of the action of the precapillary sphincter.
Osmotic pressure forces molecules in the blood out through capillaries walls.
Blood flow through a capillary is controlled by a precapillary sphincter which opens or closes due to the requirement of the cells the capillary supplies.
Lipid soluble substances diffuse through pores and capillary membranes whereas lipid insoluble substances diffuse through most areas of a capillary membrane.
Histamine increase capillaries membrane permeability which can result in an edemas and painful conditions.
Venules continue from capillaries to form veins which return blood to the atria.
Central venous pressure is the pressure in the inferior vena cava at the central point of the abdomen.
Cardiac output is calculated by multiplying the stroke volume by the systolic blood pressure.
The aorta is the largest artery in the pulmonary circuit.
The great saphenous vein is the longest vein in the body.
How many liters of blood does the heart pump everyday?
7000 liters
How many times does the heart contract in an average lifetime?
2.5 billion times
Why is circulation important?
supplies the nutrients, oxygen and removes waste from the tissues
What does a pulmonary circuit do?
sends oxygen-depleted (deoxygenated) blood to the lungs to pick up oxygen and unload carbon dioxide
What does the systemic circuit do?
sends oxygen rich (oxygenated) blood and nutrients to all body cells and removes waste
When the ventricular walls contract what happens to the valves?
the mitral and tricuspid valves close
The loose fitting sac around the heart is called________.
fibrous pericardium (if not a choice then visceral pericardium (epicardium)) ??????
The skeleton of the heart consists of _____.
(fibrous of dense connective tissue or) fibrous rings to which the heart valves are attached
Which of the following is the correct sequence of parts through which blood moves from the vena cava to the lungs?:
vena cava, right atrium, tricuspid valve, right ventricle,pulmonary valve, pulmonary trunk, pulmonary artery, lungs
The inner lining of the heart is ________.:
The right atrium receives blood directly from _________.
superior vena cava, inferior vena cava, and coronary sinus
Atrial Natriuretic peptitde (ANP) is____?
a peptide hormone secreted from cells when increasing blood volume stretches muscle cells associated with the atria
What does ANP (Atrial Natriuretic peptide) do?
inhibits release of renin from the kidneys and of aldosterone from the adrenal cortex which increases secretion of sodium ions and water from the kidneys and lowered blood volume and blood pressure. Research is being conducted to use ANP as treatment for high blood pressure
In mitral valve prolapse (MVP), the mitral valve __________.
bulges into the left atrium during ventricular contraction
The pain of angina comes from a blockage in an artery that supplies the _________.
myocardial cells of oxygen
Which of the following is true about the heart?
the apex of the heart points downward at about the 5th intercostal space
epicardium- function and definition
protects the heart by reducing friction. Composed of a serous membrane that consists of connective tissue covered by epithelium, and it includes capillaries and nerve fibers
myocardium - function and definition
middle layer, composed of thick cardiac muscle tissue that pumps blood out of the heart chambers, seperated by connective tissues richly supplied with blood capillaries, lymph capillaries, and nerve fibers
Which of the following layers of the heart and their functions are correctly matched?
epicardium, myocardium and endocardium know the difference
endocardium - function and definition:
consists of epithelium and connective tissue that contains mainly elastic and collagenous fibers. has blood vessels and specialized cardiac muscle fibers called purkinje fibers. lines all the heart chambers and covers the structures, such as heart valve. continuous with the inner lining of the blood vessels attached to the heart
Which of the following correctly matches the valve to its function? *** 557 what do they do!
tricuspid valve, pulmonary valve, mitral valve, aortic valve
tricuspid valve -function
guards the atrioventricular orifice between the right atrium and the right ventricle. valve permits the blood to move from the right atrium into the right ventricle and prevents it from moving in the opposite direction aka atrioventricular valve
pulmonary valve -function
located between the right ventricle and pulmonary trunk and opens when the right ventricle contracts. prevents blood from flowing back into the right ventricle aka semilunar
mitral valve - function
aka bicuspid valve, left atrioventricular valve. prevents backflow of blood into the left atrium from the left ventricle when ventricle contracts
aortic valve - function
located at the base of the aorta. opens to allow blood to leave the left ventricle as it contracts and prevents blood from backing up into the left ventricle aka semilunar
Blood flow to the right side of the heart muscle decreases due to constriction of the _______.
right coronary artery
Which of the following ways of an ECG pattern is/are correctly described? (QRS waves?) 568
P wave, T wave
P wave
produced when ATRIAL fibers DEPOLARIZE and leads to contraction of the atria
T wave
produced when VENTRICULAR fibers REPOLARIZE
QRS wave
produced when VENTRICULAR fibers DEPOLARIZE prior to contraction of ventricular walls
Correct sequence of parts that carry cardiac impulses.
SA node (pacemaker), AV node, AV bundle, Purkinje fibers
Impulses that the vagus nerve carries to the heart. 568/569
parasympathetic fibers that decrease the heart rate
The normal pacemaker of the heart is the _______.
SA Node sinoatrial node or sinuatrial node
Listening with a stethoscope just to the right near the tip of the sternum, sounds come must distinctly from the ____.:
tricuspid valve
In a ECG pattern, a P wave is caused by _____.
depolarization of the atrial fibers that will lead to contraction of the atria?????568
In a ECG pattern, a T wave is caused by ____.
the electrical changes that accompany ventricular muscle fiber repolarization????568
In ECG pattern, the PQ interval indicates_____.
how long it takes for the cardiac impulse to travel from the SA node through the AV node
The effect on the heart of excess potassium ion concentration usually is _____.:
decreased rate and decreased force of contraction
An abnormally slow heart rate is termed ____.
Which of the following is most life-threatening?
ventricular fibrillation
Which of the following might serve as a secondary pacemaker of the heart?
AV node
Cells of the conducting system of the heart are more sensitive to which ion?:
Once cells in the SA node reach threshold, _____.
an action potential is triggered
Which of the following gases does endothelium release?
nitric oxide
A person warming up after being cold feels a warm rush as blood flows quickly to the peripheral appendages; nitric oxide is important to this situation because it ____.
relaxes the smooth muscle in the blood vessel wall
Because net inward pressure in the venular capillary ends is less than outward pressure in the arterial ends capillary, _____.
more fluid leaves the capillaries than returns
Which type of blood vessel holds the greatest volume of blood?
The mechanism that insures the volume of blood discharged from the heart is equal to the volume entering its chambers is the _____ law of the heart.
Sympathetic stimulation increases _____.:
increases stroke volume
When venous pressure is too low, ____ stimulates smooth muscles in the walls of the veins to contract.
sympathetic reflexes
When smooth muscle in the walls of the veins are stimulated to contract, _____.:
blood pressure increases
Plasma proteins in capillaries help to ______.
maintain the osmotic pressure of blood
Blood pressure in the large systemic arteries is greatest ______.
ventricular systole
Which of the following helps return blood to the heart?
contracting skeletal muscles
Factors that increase heart rate and blood pressure are ____.
emotional responses, exercise, increase in body temperature, epinephrine secretion
Arterial systolic pressure is most closely associated with ____.
ventricular contractions
Pulse pressure is ____.
the difference between the systolic and diastolic pressure
Angiotensin II increases blood pressure by ___.
increasing peripheral resistance
Kidney disease can cause hypertension by ____.
activating the renin angiotensin mechanism, stimulating the secretion of aldosterone, increasing the retention of sodium and water, narrowing the lumens of renal blood vessels
The pulmonary trunk divides into right and left pulmonary arteries about ____ cm above its origin.
Celiac artery provides blood to the ____.
liver and spleen
Which of the following is NOT a branch of the aorta?
The external carotid arteries branch to structures in the _______.
scalp, face, jaw, base of the skull
The structures that contain chemoreceptors that detect blood concentration of carbon dioxide and oxygen are _____.
aortic bodies
Which artery is INCORRECTLY MATCHED to its location?
thyroid to thymus
Which of the following supplies blood to the intestinal tract?
superior mesenteric artery
The radial and ulna veins merge to form the ____.
brachial vein
The longest vein in your body is _____.:
great saphenous vein
Blood from the face and scalp is drained by the ____.
external jugular vein
Heart rate in a fetus is about ____, newborn is about ___, and in an adult is about ___.
145 or more beats per minute; 140 beats per minute; 70 (60-99) beats per minute
Which of the following is due to an aging cardiovascular system?
the tunica interna is thicker
Sudden cardiac arrest can result from ___.:
an artery blocked with plaque, scar tissue from a previous heartache, acceleration of the heartbeat, an irregular heartbeat
A left ventricular assist device _____.
can often maintain cardiac function long enough for a heart to become available; allows patients to resume some activities and to increase physical fitness, some have enabled patients to survive with permanent ones implanted.
Small areas of the myocardium contracting chaotically are called ____.
Bruce has colorectal cancer that has spread to his lymphatic system. He has been given a drug that is an angiogenesis inhibiter. The drug works by ____.:
keeping secondary tumors small
In the arterial disease atherosclerosis, ______.
plaque accumulates on the interior walls of the arteries, blood flow through effected arteries slows, risk of a thrombus or embolus increases, arteriosclerosis may develop
Margery suffers from phlebitis which is ___.
inflammation of the veins
What does a sphygmomanometer measure?
blood pressure
Astronauts returning to earth feel unsteady because ____.
blood volume dropped during prolonged exposure to microgravity so blood pressure is too low back on earth
Which of the following is NOT a normal response to physical exercise?:
increased blood flow to the abdominal viscera
Tim runs 5-8 miles a day, has an enlarged heart, and low heart rate and blood pressure; he most likely has a _____.:
very healthy cardiovascular system
Which of the following is NOT a factor in increasing the risk of developing atherosclerosis?
low blood pressure