Refreshing Knowledge of Cardiovascular System

Use the following diagrams to refresh your knowledge of the cardiovascular system.

Test Your Knowledge of the Cardiovascular System

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Check Your Knowledge of the Cardiovascular System

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Completed diagram of the cardiovascular system

Resources for Preparing for A Clinical Application

Identify and understand possible conditions.

Looking at the anatomy and physiology in “To the Heart of the Matter” focuses on a healthy cardiovascular system. In the midst of cardiology appointments, perspectives tend to be looking at how the system is out of balance.Use the following websites to look at some of the conditions and diseases which might be encountered in an appointment. Some of these websites also give further attention to the structure and function of the heart.A.D.A.M. Health Illustrated Encyclopedia–This resource has excellent diagrams and descriptions of both conditions and procedures. It is provided through MedLine Plus.

Heart Failure
Coronary Heart Disease
Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction)

Familiarize yourself with possible procedures used for diagnosis and treatment.

Some procedures to understand. Clicking on the word will take you to the A.D.A.M Encyclopedia for more information.
Cardiac Catheterization
Cardiac Angioplasty
Heart Bypass Surgery

Other Resources on the Web:

The Cardiology Channel: A general page with links (on the left side) to information on conditions and common procedures. The links include descriptions of procedures and some video and pictorial examples. – You can check out ASL explanations of this information on

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