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Circulatory

Abdominal Aneurysm
Abdominal Aneurysm
The aorta is the main artery of the circulatory system. Its function is to carry oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the rest of the...
AIDS
AIDS
White blood cells, which are produced in the bones, are a major component of the body's immune system. When an infectious organism such as a...
Alpha-Adrenergic Blockers
Alpha-Adrenergic Blockers
The heart is a beating muscle that pumps blood to the body through a network of arteries. The force of the blood is constantly putting...
Angiography
Angiography
The heart is a beating muscle that continually pumps blood to the rest of the body. The coronary arteries supply the heart itself with the...
Angioplasty
Angioplasty
The heart is a beating muscle that continually pumps blood to the rest of the body. The coronary arteries supply the heart itself with the...
Angiotensin II Receptor Antagonists
Angiotensin II Receptor Antagonists
The heart is a beating muscle that pumps blood to the body through a network of arteries. The force of the blood is constantly putting...
Antiplatelet Drugs
Antiplatelet Drugs
The cardiovascular system comprises the heart, blood vessels, and blood. Blood is made up of several components including: red blood cells, which carry oxygen; white...
Atherectomy
Atherectomy
The heart is a beating muscle that continually pumps blood to the rest of the body. The coronary arteries supply the heart itself with the...
Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Fibrillation
The heart is a muscle that contracts in rhythmic sequence for the duration of our lifetime. Each beat is stimulated by an electrical signal that...
Blood and Platelet Transfusion
Blood and Platelet Transfusion
The blood circulating in the body is made up of several components: red blood cells, which carry oxygen; white blood cells or leukocytes, which fight...
Blood Pressure
Blood Pressure
The heart is a beating muscle that pumps oxygen-rich blood to the body through a network of arteries and veins. What we commonly call "blood...
Bradycardia
Bradycardia
The heart is a muscle that contracts in rhythmic sequence for the duration of our lifetime. Each beat is stimulated by an electrical signal that...
Chemotherapy-Induced Anemia
Chemotherapy-Induced Anemia
Cancer treatments are targeted to destroy fast growing cancer cells. However, cancer treatments also harm healthy cells, especially cells that divide quickly. These include cells...
Conduction System
Conduction System
The heart is a beating muscle that continually pumps blood to the rest of the body. What we commonly call a heartbeat is actually the...
Congenital Heart Disease
Congenital Heart Disease
Congenital heart defect is the term given when one or more defects in the structure of the heart are present at birth. Approximately eight out...
Congestive Heart Failure
Congestive Heart Failure
The heart is a beating muscle that pumps oxygen and nutrient-rich blood to the body via the circulatory system. Inside the heart are four chambers...
CVC and PICC
CVC and PICC
Chemotherapy is the use of medicine to kill cancer cells. These anticancer medicines are usually given as an intravenous (or IV) infusion where they drip...
Heart Bypass Surgery
Heart Bypass Surgery
The heart is a beating muscle that pumps oxygenated blood and nutrients to the body's cells. The heart also needs these life-sustaining nutrients to function...
Heart-Lung Machine
Heart-Lung Machine
The heart and lungs work together to keep the body's cells supplied with oxygen. During circulation, the heart pumps oxygen-depleted blood to the lungs, and...
How the Heart Works
How the Heart Works
The body requires oxygen to carry on the process of life. A network of arteries and veins transport oxygen-rich blood to the body and return...
How the Valves Work
How the Valves Work
The heart is a beating muscle that pumps blood throughout the body. Inside the heart, four valves open and close in precise sequence to keep...
Hyperlipidemia
Hyperlipidemia
Cholesterol is a type of lipid--an essential element contained in all human cells. However, excess lipids and other fatty substances in the blood can cause...
LVAD
LVAD
The heart is a beating muscle that pumps blood to the lungs and body through the circulatory system.Inside the heart are four chambers that are...
Mitral Valve Stenosis
Mitral Valve Stenosis
The heart is a beating muscle that pumps blood throughout the body. Inside the heart, four valves direct blood flow in the appropriate path. However,
Mitral Valvuloplasty
Mitral Valvuloplasty
The heart is a beating muscle that pumps blood throughout the body. Inside the heart, four valves direct blood flow. Two valves control the flow...
Myocardial Infarction
Myocardial Infarction
The heart is the primary organ of the cardiovascular system. It is a beating muscle that continually pumps blood to the rest of the...
OPCAB
OPCAB
Coronary artery bypass graft is a commonly performed procedure to reroute the flow of blood around a blocked coronary artery. During most bypass surgeries, the...
Plaque Rupture
Plaque Rupture
The heart pumps blood to the body through a complex network of arteries. With exception of the coronary arteries, which nourish the heart itself, most...
Prenatal Heart Circulation
Prenatal Heart Circulation
The heart and circulatory system of a fetus begin to form soon after conception. By the end of the fifth week, the heart of the...
Pulmonary Embolism
Pulmonary Embolism
The circulatory system carries blood throughout the body via an intricate network of arteries and veins.The venous system is the section of the circulatory system...
Pulmonary Hypertension
Pulmonary Hypertension
The heart is a beating muscle that pumps oxygenated blood to the entire body. After leaving the heart, blood must first pass through the lungs...
Radiofrequency Ablation
Radiofrequency Ablation
The heart is a muscle that contracts in rhythmic sequence for the duration of our lifetime. Each beat is stimulated by an electrical signal...
Renal Hypertension
Renal Hypertension
The kidneys are a pair of small, bean-shaped organs located towards the back of the torso and behind the lower ribs. The functions of the...
Sickle Cell Anemia
Sickle Cell Anemia
Sickle cell disease is a blood disorder that is inherited from both parents. This disorder is more common in certain ethnic groups, such as African...
Splenectomy
Splenectomy
The spleen is a relatively fragile organ located in the upper left quadrant of the abdomen, behind the stomach. It helps produce, store and filter...
Stress Test / ECG
Stress Test / ECG
The heart is a beating muscle that pumps oxygen and nutrient rich blood throughout the body. Each beat is stimulated by electrical signals that...
Stroke
Stroke
As with all organs in the body, the brain needs oxygen and nutrients in order to function properly. These life-sustaining products are delivered to the...
Thrombocytopenia
Thrombocytopenia
Blood cells are produced in the bone marrow. The three main components of blood are red blood cells, which carry oxygen; white blood cells or...
Valvular Regurgitation
Valvular Regurgitation
The heart is a beating muscle that pumps blood throughout the body. Inside the heart, four valves open and shut in a precise sequence that...
Varicose Veins
Varicose Veins
There are three types of blood vessels in the body: arteries, which carry oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the body; capillaries, wherein the oxygen...
Ventricular Tachycardia
Ventricular Tachycardia
The heart is a muscle that contracts in rhythmic sequence for the duration of our lifetime. Each beat is stimulated by an electrical signal that...