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1 Circulatory System

2 6.2.1 Draw and Label diagram of heart

3 Drawing must include: 4 chambers Blood vessels Valves
Path of oxygenated and deoxygenated blood When drawing the left side of the heart should be on the right side of the drawing. This is as if you were looking at a heart in a body or a tray. Show wall thicknesses – left side should be thicker See page 158 in text, it is better than the pic in the ppt

4 Chambers Atria – Thin walled, upper chambers that receive slow moving blood from body or lungs Ventricles – Thick walled, lower chambers that receive blood from the atria and pump it to the body/lungs The right side of the heart is responsible for pulmonary circulation. The heart sends blood to lungs for gas exchange. The left side of the heart is referred to as systemic circulation. Blood leaves the heart via the aorta and branches of the aorta carry blood to organs and tissues.

5 Valves All valves ensure that blood flows in a single direction and prevent the backflow of blood. Atrioventricular (AV) valves (are between the atria and ventricles on the left and right sides. These open to permit blood flow from atria to ventricles. Prevents backflow of blood into atria Right AV valve AKA tricuspid valve Left AV valve AKA bicuspid or mitral valve

6 Semilunar valves separate ventricles and arteries and prevent blood in the arteries from going back into ventricles Right semilunar valve AKA pulmonary valve or pulmonary semilunar valve Left semilunar valve AKA aortic valve or aortic semilunar valve

7 There are no valves where blood enters the atria. Why?
Vena cava and all veins have valves to prevent backflow Atrial systole does not generate much pressure (note the thinner walls) because blood only need enter the ventricles below.

8 Heart valve replacement
Mechanical -- made of man-made materials, such as cloth, metal (stainless steel or titanium), or ceramic. These valves last the longest, but you will need to take blood-thinning medicine, such as warfarin (Coumadin) or aspirin, for the rest of your life. Biological -- made of human or animal tissue. These valves last years, but you may not need to take blood thinners for life.

9 Biological Valves Xenograft - valve made from animal tissue
Allograft/homograft – valve taken from human tissue of a donated heart. Autograft - a patient's own tissue can be used for valve replacement Autograft done in children.

10 6.2.3 Action of Heart To do! Be able to describe the circulation of blood along both the pulmonary and the systemic circuits. See pages for a description of this but be able to put in into your own words! Did you ever ride body wars at EPCOT? It takes you on this journey…..

11 6.2.2 The heart needs blood too!
The heart is a muscle which requires a blood supply. Coronary arteries supply the heart with oxygen and nutrients.

12 The picture shows narrowing of the coronary arteries due to plaques of cholesterol and dead cells. The artery can be as much as 70% blocked before symptoms occur. Symptoms include angina, cramp-like pains in the chest. If plaque buildup causes artery wall to split, bleeding occurs and a clot may form. The clot may block the artery and starve the tissue of oxygen causing a myocardial infarction (heart attack)

13 H.5.1 Cardiac Cycle Cardiac cycle is all heart events from the beginning of one heartbeat to the beginning of the next heartbeat The frequency of the cardiac cycle is your heart rate (beats per minute) Electrical signal causes muscle fibers of the heart chamber to contract. This squeezes blood from that chamber and it leaves through any opening. This is referred to the systole . When the chamber is relaxed this is called diastole Both atria contract at the same time and both ventricles contract at the same time.

14 Systole and diastole

15 Blood pressure is measured with a sphygnomanometer

16 Healthy Blood Pressure

17 Heart Sounds Lub dub lub dub lub dub…. Each lub dub is one cardiac cycle. Sounds are the sounds of valves closing “lub” is the sound of the AV valves closing “dub” is the sound of the semilunar valves closing A heart murmur occurs when blood leaks back past the valves (backflow) and makes a swishing sound See page 620 for a sample of the timing of the cardiac cycle.

18 H.5.2 Pressure data analysis
This is explained on pages 621 – 622 of your book. Basically you are comparing pressures in chambers in 3 situations: When both chambers are in diastole (relaxed) When the atrium is in systole (contracted) and the ventricle is in diastole (relaxed) When the atrium is in diastole (relaxed) and the ventricle is in systole (contracted)

19 Both chambers in diastole
Since both chambers are relaxed the pressure is low in both. The left AV valve is open. Blood is entering atrium from pulmonary veins and blood may be passively entering the ventricle from the atria Pressure in the aorta is high (ventricle has just completed a contraction sending blood to the aorta) so the semilunar valve is closed

20 Atrium in systole/Ventricle in diastole
Contractions of atria are not very strong so pressure produced is not very high. Recall that most blood in the atrium passed passively into the ventricle Any blood remaining in the atrium will be forced into the ventricle

21 Atrium systole/Ventricle diastole
As the muscular walls of the ventricle contract, pressure in the ventricle begins to increase. This causes the Left AV valve to close (lub) The aortic semilunar valve is still closed so pressure builds even further. When pressure in ventricle is greater that pressure in aorta the aortic semilunar valve opens allowing blood to flow into the aorta As contraction finishes, pressure in ventricle falls and higher pressure in the aorta causes the aortic semilunar valve to close (dub) Repeat the cycle again…. 

22 6.2.4 Regulation of heartbeat
Myogenic muscle contraction - Cardiac muscle contracts and relaxes without nervous system control Contractions must be timed for heartbeat to be useful Pacemaker – sinoatrial (SA) node (found in right atrium) sends an electrical signal to trigger contraction of both atria Atrioventricular (AV) node (also in right atrium) receives a signal from the SA node and sends a signal to ventricles for contraction

23 If exercising, heart needs to beat faster to remove carbon dioxide and obtain oxygen
The chemoreceptors of the medulla (part of brainstem) senses an increase in carbon dioxide level of blood (and a lowering of blood pH) and sends a message via the cardiac nerve to increase heart rate SA node receives signal and increase rate of contraction As carbon dioxide levels fall the medulla senses this and sends a message via the vagus nerve to the SA node. Heart rate slows

24 The increase in heart rate due to exercise is a result of actions of the autonomic nervous system. Antagonistic nerves initiate opposite responses Chemicals such as adrenaline also stimulate the SA node to cause heart to beat faster.

25 H.5.3 More control See book pages for a review

26 6.2.5 Blood Vessels Arteries – carry blood away from heart (blood that has not yet reached a capillary) Have thick muscular walls that can constrict and dilate to regulate blood pressure Carry blood at high pressure due to their proximity to heart Branch to form arterioles which lead to capillary beds

27 Capillaries – beds of capillaries are found penetrating all tissues.
Pressure in these beds is low Capillaries are a single cell thick to allow diffusion of molecules between tissues and blood 1 blood cell fits in a capillary at a time!

28 As capillaries leave tissues they merge to form venules which merge to form veins.
Blood in veins is very low pressure so veins have valves to ensure that blood flows through the veins in one direction Because blood is low pressure, walls of veins are thin


30 6.2.6 – Blood

31 6.2.6 Blood Components Plasma – 55% of blood volume. Contains salts, proteins, cells, nutrients, gases, wastes Leukocytes – white blood cells (immune system) Erythrocytes – red blood cells(carry oxygen) Thrombocytes – platelets (clotting)

32 6.2.7 Materials transported by blood
Nutrients – glucose, amino acids, fatty acids…. Gases – oxygen and carbon dioxide (CO2 is dissolved in plasma, O2 is carried by RBC’s) Hormones – produced by endocrine gland and carried to a target cell Antibodies – protein molecules involved in immunity Urea – waste product of protein metabolism (protein  amino acid ammonia urea kidney removes) Heat – blood carries heat to surface of body

33 Blood Clotting Blood contains two clotting proteins, fibrinogen and prothrombin Blood also contains platelets which are fragments of large cells made in the bone marrow. They have no nucleus and live only 8-10 days. If a vessel is damaged the vessels releases a chemical which causes platelets to collect in that area and form a platelet plug. The damaged tissue and platelet plug release chemicals called clotting factors that convert prothrombin to thrombin.

34 Thrombin is an enzyme that catalyzes the transformation of fibrinogen to fibrin (an insoluble fibrous protein) Fibrin forms a mesh over the platelet plug and as cells and debris get caught in the mesh the blood flow will cease

35 Damaged tissue and platelets released
Damaged vessel releases chemical causing platelets to adhere to wounded area. Damaged tissue and platelets released clotting factors

36 H.5.4 Athersclerosis and coronary thrombosis
Athersclerosis – build up of lipids, cholesterol, cell debris and calcium, collectively called plaque. The plaque builds up on the artery lining (endothelium) makes arteries less flexible and reduces the diameter Less blood is carried and tissues served by that artery get less oxygen Clots may form then break away, blocking other arteries

37 H.5.4 and review of 6.2.2 The heart has 3 coronary arteries that supply it with blood If a coronary artery is blocked the heart may not get enough oxygen. Coronary thrombosis (heart attack/myocardial infarction) is blockage of a coronary artery Symptoms are chest pain (extending into left arm) , constricting sensation around throat, breathing difficulties, dizziness, fainting.

38 H.5.5 Coronary disease Coronary heart disease (CHD) refers to plaque build up over time and its associated problems Risk factors may be related to age, gender, heredity, and race. These of course cannot be controlled. Risk factors that can be controlled are blood cholesterol level, smoking, high blood pressure, lack of exercise, obesity, stress, diabetes Many of the risk factors overlap Check this out!

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