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What is part of the cardiovascular system?

Heart, veins, arteries, capillaries

name the three layers of the heart

Endocardium pericardium myocardium

the heart weighs approximately how many grams


This is the upper chambers of the heart and what separates them

Atria, interatrial

This is the lower chambers of the heart and what separates them

Ventricles, interventricular septum

Record the heart's electrical activity

Electro cardiogram ECG EKG

What controls the heartbeat

autonomic nervous system

The pacemaker of the heart

Sinoatrial node

Together, the bundle branches and this comprise the ventricular conduction system

Purkinje fibers

Name the three primary pulse points and state their locations on the body

Carotid, neck. radial, wrist. brachial, elbow

Pressure exerted by blood on the walls of the veins

Blood pressure

Difference between the systolic and diastolic readings

Pulse pressure

Size of the average adult heart


The heart normally beats at a pulse rate of

60 to 90 beats per minute

The primary function of arteries

Carry blood to the body

Primary function of the veins

Carry blood to the heart