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What Is a Heart Attack?

Every 36 seconds, someone dies from heart and blood vessel diseases, America's No. 1 killer. Since most of those deaths are from coronary heart disease — about 452,000 each year — it's important to learn all you can about heart attack.

What Is Echocardiography?

Echocardiography, also called an echo test, is a test that takes "moving pictures" of the heart with sound waves. You don't have to stay in the hospital; it's not surgery and doesn't hurt.


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The Heart - Ch. 20

1 The Heart - Ch. 20 *pulmonary circuit: carries blood to & from gas exchange surfaces of lungs *systemic circuit: transports blood to & from rest of body *each circuit begins & ends at heart; blood travels through these circuits in sequence *arteries: efferent vessels; carry blood away from ...

The Cardiovascular System: The Heart

1 The Cardiovascular System: The Heart Karen Marshall, AssociateProfessor Montgomery College Takoma Park Campus Heart double pump w/ two circulations located within the mediastinum-medial cavity of the thorax extends from the second rib to the fifth intercostal space Heart anterior to the ...

Heart Disease

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Frequently Asked Questions.

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Anatomy Review: The Heart

Interactive Physiology Anatomy Review: The Heart Graphics are used with permission of: adam.com (http://www.adam.com/) Benjamin Cummings Publishing Co (http://www.awl.com/bc) Page 1.

Your Guide to A Healthy Heart

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Written by: Marian Sandmaier


CHAPTER 1 THE HEART AND CIRCULATION HENRY S. CABIN, M.D. INTRODUCTION The cardiovascular system is an elaborate network that performs two major tasks: It delivers oxygen and nutrients to body organs and removes waste products of metabolism from tissue cells.