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Your Heart & Blood Vessels

Your Heart

Your heart is an amazing organ. It pumps five or six quarts of blood every minute to all parts of your body.

What Does Your Heart Look Like and How Does It Work?

What Does Your Heart Look Like and How Does It Work?

Learn more about your heart, inside and out.

How Does the Heart Beat?

How Does the Heart Beat?

Your heartbeat is triggered by electrical impulses that travel down a special pathway through your heart.

How Does Blood Flow Through the Heart?

How Does Blood Flow Through the Heart?

For the heart to work well, your blood must flow in only one direction.

Your Coronary Arteries

Your Coronary Arteries

The heart receives its own supply of blood from the coronary arteries.

Your Heart Valves

Your Heart Valves

Learn more about the four valves within your heart.

Simple Clues to Your Heart

Simple Clues to Your Heart

Standard and simple techniques to gain the first clues to your heart's function.

Heart Facts

Heart Facts

Some common facts about this amazing organ.

Illustrations of the Heart

Illustrations of the Heart

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.

How Does Blood Travel Through Your Body?

How Does Blood Travel Through Your Body?

Learn about how the three main types of blood vessels: Arteries, Capillaries and Veins work together.

Your Aorta

Your Aorta

The aorta is the large artery that carries oxygen-rich blood from the left ventricle of the heart to other parts of the body.

Illustrations of the Blood Vessels

Illustrations of the Blood Vessels

Blood vessels are intricate networks of hollow tubes that transport blood throughout the entire body.

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