The inner lining of the heart.
Serous layer covering the heart muscle.
17) The outermost layer of the serous pericardium.
Heart rate at rest under both autonomic divisions signaling
An abnormally fast heart rate
An abnormally slow heart rate
Difference between resting and maximal cardiac output
Prevents backflow into the left ventricle.
Prevents backflow into the right atrium.
Prevents backflow into the left atrium.
Prevents backflow into the right ventricle.
AV valve with two flaps.
AV valve with three flaps.
Heart muscle is deprived of oxygen.
Death of heart muscle cells.
A condition of rapid and irregular or out-of-phase contraction of heart muscle cells.
An abnormal pacemaker.
Total heart relaxation.
The myocardium receives its blood supply from the coronary arteries.
Cardiac muscle has more mitochondria and depends less on a continual supply of oxygen than does skeletal muscle.
Anastomoses among coronary arterial branches provide collateral routes for blood delivery to the heart muscle.
Congestive heart failure means that the pumping efficiency of the heart is depressed so that there is inadequate delivery of blood to body tissues.
Tissues damaged by myocardial infarction are replaced by connective tissue.
The left side of the heart pumps the same volume of blood as the right.
Chronic release of excess thyroxine can cause a sustained increase in heart rate and a weakened heart.
Arterial blood supply to heart muscle is continuous whether the heart is in systole or diastole.
Auricles slightly increase blood volume in the ventricles.
The "lub" sounds of the heart are valuable in diagnosis because they provide information about the function of the heart's pulmonary and aortic valves.
Autonomic regulation of heart rate is via two reflex centers found in the pons.
The papillary muscles contract after the other ventricular muscles so that they can take up the slack on the chordae tendineae before the full force of ventricular contractions sends blood against the AV valve flaps.
An ECG provides direct information about valve function.
As pressure in the aorta rises due to atherosclerosis, more ventricular pressure is required to open the aortic valve.
Paroxysmal atrial tachycardia is characterized by bursts of atrial contractions with little pause between them.
Blood in the heart chambers provides some nutrients to the heart muscle cells.
Normal heart sounds are caused by which of the following events?
closure of the heart valves
Which of the events below does not occur when the semilunar valves are open?
Ventricles are in diastole.
Hemorrhage with a large loss of blood causes ________.
a lowering of blood pressure due to change in cardiac output
The left ventricular wall of the heart is thicker than the right wall in order to ________.
pump blood with greater pressure
Damage to the ________ is referred to as heart block.
The P wave of a normal electrocardiogram indicates ________.
Blood within the pulmonary veins returns to the ________.
The condition where fluid compresses the heart and limits its ability to contract is called ________.
The term for pain associated with deficient blood delivery to the heart that may be caused by the transient spasm of coronary arteries is ________.
To auscultate the aortic semilunar valve, you would place your stethoscope in the ________.
second intercostal space to the right of the sternum
The source of blood carried to capillaries in the myocardium would be the ________.
The fact that the left ventricle of the heart is thicker than the right ventricle reveals that it ________.
pumps blood against a greater resistance
Which of the following factors does not influence heart rate?
Which of the following is not an age-related change affecting the heart?
thinning of the valve flaps
If cardiac muscle is deprived of its normal blood supply, damage would primarily result from ________.
decreased delivery of oxygen
If the length of the absolute refractory period in cardiac muscle cells was the same as it is for skeletal muscle cells, ________.
tetanic contractions might occur, which would stop the heart's pumping action
Norepinephrine acts on the heart by ________.
causing threshold to be reached more quickly
If the vagal nerves to the heart were cut, the result would be that ________.
the heart rate would increase by about 25 beats per minute
A foramen ovale ________.
connects the two atria in the fetal heart
Which vessel(s) of the heart receive(s) blood during right ventricular systole?
Which of these vessels receives blood during ventricular systole?
both the aorta and pulmonary trunk
Which of the following is not part of the conduction system of the heart?
The tricuspid valve is closed ________.
when the ventricle is in systole
When viewing a dissected heart, it is easy to visually discern the right and left ventricles by ________.
noticing the thickness of the ventricle walls
Select the correct statement about the heart valves.
The AV valves are supported by chordae tendineae so that regurgitation of blood into the atria during ventricular contraction does not occur.
Select the correct statement about the function of myocardial cells.
The entire heart contracts as a unit or it does not contract at all
Select the correct statement about the structure of the heart wall.
The myocardium is the layer of the heart that actually contracts.
Compared to skeletal muscle, cardiac muscle ________.
has gap junctions that allow it to act as a functional syncytium
During the period of ventricular filling ________.
blood flows mostly passively through the atria and the open AV valves into the ventricles
The second heart sound is heard during which phase of the cardiac cycle?
If we were able to artificially alter the membrane permeability of pacemaker cells so that sodium influx is more rapid, ________.
threshold is reached more quickly and heart rate would increase
Select the correct statement about cardiac output.
A slow heart rate increases end diastolic volume, stroke volume, and force of contraction.
During contraction of heart muscle cells ________.
some calcium enters the cell from the extracellular space and triggers the release of larger amounts of calcium from intracellular stores
Isovolumetric contraction ________.
refers to the short period during ventricular systole when the ventricles are completely closed chambers
Commotio cordis is heart failure due to a ________.
relatively mild blow to the chest that occurs during a vulnerable interval (2 ms) when the heart is repolarizing
The pacemaker rhythm that determines heart rate is called ________ rhythm.
The ECG ________ wave interval represents ventricular repolarization.
The ________ layer of the serous pericardium covers the heart.
The ________ valve of the heart has three valves with chordae tendineae.
When heart valve replacement is required, the ________ valve is the most likely valve that needs to be replaced.
Heart murmurs or rubs are considered to be ________ sounds.
Define systole and diastole. Which heart chambers are usually referenced when these terms are used?
Systole is contraction of the muscle. Diastole is relaxation of the muscle. The contraction and relaxation of the ventricles are normally described with the terms systole and diastole
Define the terms end diastolic volume (EDV) and end systolic volume (ESV) and relate them to the calculation of stroke volume.
EDV is the amount of blood that collects in a ventricle during diastole. ESV is the volume of blood remaining in a ventricle after it has contracted. Stroke volume (ml/beat) equals EDV - ESV.
What is the difference between the auricles and the atria?
Auricles are the flaplike appendages attached to the atria that increase the atrial volume. The atria are receiving chambers for blood returning to the heart from the pulmonary and systemic circulation
What two important functions does the cardiac conduction system perform?
to initiate impulses (pacemaker) and to distribute impulses throughout the heart so that it depolarizes and contracts in an orderly, sequential manner.
Why is oxygen so much more critical to the heart muscle than to skeletal muscles?
Cardiac muscle cells are highly dependent on oxygen and rely almost exclusively on aerobic respiration
What is the functional importance of the intercalated discs of cardiac muscle?
Intercalated discs contain anchoring desmosomes that prevent cell separation, and gap junctions that allow ions to travel from cell to cell, transmitting current across the entire heart
What is the functional importance of the fibrous skeleton of the heart?
The fibrous skeleton acts as a tendon, an insertion and insulator, giving the cardiac cells something to pull or exert their force on and isolating atrial from ventricular contractions.