Remember to follow along in your workbook to get the most out of this course!
By the end of this module, you should be able to...
- Identify the four chambers of the heart as well as the valves that connect them
- Follow the route the blood takes through the heart
- Identify and name the types of vessels that carry blood to and from the heart
- Identify the layers of the heart muscle tissue
- List the blood vessels that carry oxygen to the heart muscle itself and what parts of the heart they supply
High Yield Content
- Atrioventricular valves: tricuspid and bicuspid
- Bicuspid valve also called mitral valve
- Semilunar valves: aortic and pulmonic
- Valves open when papillary muscles contract and pull on the chordae tendineae
- Arteries carry blood away from the heart and veins carry blood to the heart. (pulmonary artery carries deoxygenated blood and pulmonary veins carry oxygenated blood)
- The diaphragm is the point where the descending thoracic aorta becomes the descending abdominal aorta
- Left coronary artery branches into LAD and circumflex
- Right coronary artery branches into posterior descending and marginal arteries