Cardiovascular System Anatomy & Physiology Review

Intermediate Nursing
Cardiovascular System
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In this lesson, we will identify and describe the function of structures that make up the cardiovascular system.  Additionally, we will review how dysfunction of these structures can affect normal cardiovascular function. Finally, we will explore how the heart pumps blood to and receives blood back from the body. 


Learning Objectives:

Upon the completion of this lesson, learners will be able to:

  1. Discuss the functions of the heart
  2. Describe the pathway of blood flow through the heart and lungs
  3. Explain the electrical conduction system of the heart
  4. Review the function of arteries
  5. Understand the function of the venous system
  6. Identify how capillaries function within the vascular system

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