The Heart Structure and Function

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What does the Vena Cava do?
Transports blood back from the body tissues
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What does the Aorta do?
Transports blood to all of the body
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What does the Pulmonary Artery do?
Transports blood to the lungs
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What does the Pulmonary Vein do?
Transports blood back from the lungs
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Why do the Atriums have a thin muscular wall?
It pumps blood a short distance
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Why do the Ventricles have a thick muscular wall?
It pumps blood a long distance
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What do the Coronary arteries do?
They supply the heart muscle with oxygen
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What can a blockage of the Coronary Arteries do?
Can lead to a myocardial Infarction
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What happens when blood is taken to the lungs?
Oxygen is replenished and CO2 is removed
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What does the Aorta do?

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Transports blood to all of the body

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What does the Pulmonary Artery do?

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What does the Pulmonary Vein do?

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Why do the Atriums have a thin muscular wall?

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