Join the Amoeba Sisters in their introduction to the circulatory system and follow the pathway of blood as it travels through the heart! This video explains the importance of blood, arteries, and veins, and it also introduces basic heart anatomy including the atria, ventricles, and valves.
Table of Contents:
2:35 The Heart, Arteries, Veins, Capillaries, and Valves
4:08 Tracing the Pathway of Blood through the Heart
5:30 What about Coronary Arteries and Veins?
6:00 Quiz Yourself on the Pathway Blood Takes!
6:34 Important Note About Complexity of Cardiac Cycle
7:01 Atrial Septal Defect: an example of a heart defect
Special thanks to Steven Powell, CRNA for assisting us in proofing this video.
Clark, M. A., Douglas, M., & Choi, J. (2018). Biology 2e. Houston, TX: OpenStax. https://openstax.org/books/biology-2e/pages/40-2-components-of-the-blood
Clark, M. A., Douglas, M., & Choi, J. (2018). Biology 2e. Houston, TX: OpenStax. https://openstax.org/books/biology-2e/pages/40-3-mammalian-heart-and-blood-vessels
Atrial Septal Defect Information from the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/heartdefects/atrialseptaldefect.html
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