Appointments

800.659.7822

Request an Appointment

Questions

800.659.7822

Contact us with Questions

Expand Content

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.

Talk to a Nurse: Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. (ET)

Call a Heart & Vascular Nurse locally 216.445.9288 or toll-free 866.289.6911.

Schedule an Appointment

Toll-free 800.659.7822

This information is provided by Cleveland Clinic and is not intended to replace the medical advice of your doctor or health care provider. Please consult your health care provider for advice about a specific medical condition.

© Copyright 2015 Cleveland Clinic. All rights reserved.

HealthHub from Cleveland Clinic

Read the Latest from Our Experts About » cctopics » Heart & Vascular Health
Heart Disorder May No Longer Keep Kids Out of Sports
4/20/15 2:00 p.m.
For kids with a heart rhythm disorder called long Q-T syndrome, or LQTS, sports are not usually an option. That may change soon. A new study finds playing competitive, orga...
by Children's Health Team
Best Ways to Protect Your Heart From Atrial Fibrillation
4/20/15 8:15 a.m.
If you’re over 40 and your heart flutters, there’s a good chance you’re one of the millions who suffer from atr...
Moderate Activity May Be All Your Heart Needs
4/15/15 8:22 a.m.
If you’re a middle-aged woman who didn’t get to the gym every day last week, here’s some good news. Moderate ph...
5 Simple Ways to Make a Healthy Pizza (Infographic)
4/15/15 7:00 a.m.
Maybe nothing’s more American than apple pie. But the pie we Americans really love is topped with tomatoe...
The Best Oil, Fish and Cheese Options for Your Heart
4/14/15 7:00 a.m.
Sometimes it seems like a world of endless food choices. But even for those of us who have settled on a particu...