Carries blood to and from the gas exchange surfaces of the lung
transports blood to and from the rest of the body
carry blood away from the heart
carry blood towards the heart
(exchange vessels) interconnect the smallest arteries and veins
receives blood from the systemic circuit
receive blood through the right atrium and send blood to the lungs
receive blood from the pulmonary veins
sends blood to the systemic circuit
inferior pointed tip
the region between the two pleural cavities.
cardiac muscle cells
interconnected by intercalated discs
the interlocked membranes of adjacent cells are held together by desmosomes and linked by gap junctions.
auricle contain prominent muscular ridges
if the chordae tendineae were cut or the papillary muscles were damaged, backflow
prevent the individual cusps from sticking to the wall of the aorta when the valve opens.
valvular heart disease (VHD)
if valve function deteriorates to the point that the heart cannot maintain adequate circulatory flow.