Your heart is an amazing organ. It pumps five or six quarts of blood every minute to all parts of your body.
Learn more about your heart, inside and out.
Your heartbeat is triggered by electrical impulses that travel down a special pathway through your heart.
For the heart to work well, your blood must flow in only one direction.
The heart receives its own supply of blood from the coronary arteries.
Learn more about the four valves within your heart.
Standard and simple techniques to gain the first clues to your heart's function.
Some common facts about this amazing organ.
Information and illustrations of your heart.
Your Blood Vessels
Your heart pumps blood through a network of blood vessels that carry the blood throughout the body.
Learn about how the three main types of blood vessels: Arteries, Capillaries and Veins work together.
The aorta is the large artery that carries oxygen-rich blood from the left ventricle of the heart to other parts of the body.
Blood vessels are intricate networks of hollow tubes that transport blood throughout the entire body.
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