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Facts about the Cardiovascular System

·         The heart has four chambers (rooms) left atrium, left    ventricle, right atrium, and right ventricle.

·         The pulmonary vein is the only vein that caries oxygenated blood.

·         Between the atriums and the ventricles there are valves (doors), the mitral is between the left chambers, and the tricuspid valve is between the right chambers.

·         The aorta is the biggest blood vessel in the body.

·         The pulmonary artery is the only artery that caries deoxygenated blood.

·         The left chamber caries oxygenated blood; the right chamber caries deoxygenated blood.

·         The left ventricle gives the biggest contraction so it can send the blood all over the body.

·         Oxygenated blood (rich, clean blood).

·         Deoxygenated blood (dirty blood).

·         All blood vessels have valves.

·         The heart is protected by a layer of fat.

·         If the layer around your heart gets really strong your heart can’t pump anymore.

·         Antioxidants help you if you have high cholesterol.

·         If you have heart failure you will have to replace it with a machine till you find a replacement which is a transplant.

·         HDL is the non-harmful fat (good) fat.

·         LDL is the harmful fat (bad) fat.

·         Heart (Cardiac).


The Facts that we learned from Dr.Abchee

·         If there is a dysfunction in the blood vessels they replace it with blood vessels from your legs or arms.

·         A Hubble bubble is equal to a box of cigarettes.

·          If you have brain dysfunctions your brain might stop your heart.

·         You cannot transplant a kid’s heart to an adult’s heart.

The Facts that we learned from Mrs. Jeanette Karam

·         It is good to eat from a variety of healthy food.

·         Don’t eat too much of the same foods.

·         Every day you have to eat fruits and vegetables because of the fiber.

·         Fiber has antioxidant that helps to remove the fat from the stuck to the arteries. 


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