The Heart

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  1. Where is the heart located?
    Superior surface of the diaphragm
  2. What is the pericardium?
    a double walled sac around the heart
  3. What is the pericardium composed of?
    • Superficaial fibrous pericardium
    • Serous pericardium
    • -parietal layer: lines the internal surface of fibrous pericardium
    • -viseral layer/ epicardium: lines the surface of the heart
    • Pericardial cavity: contains a film of serous fluid that seperates the parietal and visceral layers
  4. What are the layers of the heart wall?
    • Epicardium
    • Myocardium
    • Endocardium
  5. Define epicardium?
    visceral layer of the serous pericardium (top/ outer layer)
  6. Define myocardium:
    cardiac muscle layer forming the bulk of the heart ( middle layer)
  7. What is the fibrous skeleton of the heart?
    criscrossing, interlacing layer of connected tissue
  8. Define endocardium:
    endothelial layer of the inner myocardial suface (inner layer)
  9. What is coronary circulation?
    the functional blood supply to the heart muscle itself
  10. _______ ensure blood delivery to the heart even if major vessels are occluded.
    Collateral routes
  11. What are the valves in the heart in order of the way they are passed?
    • Rt. atrium > tricuspid valve > rt ventricle
    • Rt. ventricle > pulmonary valve > pulmonary artery
    • Lungs> pulmonary veins
    • Lt. atrium > mitral/ bicuspid valve > lt. ventricle
    • Lt. ventricle > aortic valve > aorta
  12. What is the solid muscle wall in the heart that separates the left and right halves?
    interventricular septum
  13. How does the blood flow into the heart?
    blood enters the heart from the superior and inferior vena cava into the right atrium then passes through the tricuspid valve into the right ventricle. Then it flows into the pulmonary artery passes through the pulmonary valve and then to the lungs. Blood is then pumped into the left atrium through the pulmonary veins. From there the blood passes through the bicuspid/ mitral valve into the left ventricle. it then goes into the aorta and passes the aortic valve and goes to the rest of the body.
  14. What are the areas in which the heart can be heard?
    • Aortic valve: 2nd intercostal space at rt. sternal margin
    • Pulmonary valve: 2nd intercostal space to the lt. of the sternal margin
    • Tricuspid valve: rt. sternal margin of the 5th intercostal space
    • Mitral valve: over heart apex (in 5th intercostal space) in line with middle of clavical
  15. Describe cardiac muscle:
    striated, short, fat, branched, and interconnected
  16. What does the Sinoatrial (SA) node do?
    generates impulses at about 75 times /min
  17. What does the atrioventricular (AV) node do?
    recieves the impulses from the SA node at a delayed .1 sec. then it sends the impulses from the artia to the ventricle via the atrioventricular bundle (bundle of His), which splits into 2 pathways in the interventricular septum. The bundle branches carry the impulses towards the apex of the heart and the purkinje fibers carry the impulses to the heart apex and ventricle walls
  18. The heart is stimulated by the ______ cardio-acceleratory center
  19. The heart is inhibited by the __________ cardio-inhibitory center
  20. What are the lub-dub sounds of the heart associated with?
    the closing of the heart valves
  21. when does the first sound of the heart occur and what does it signify?
    it occurs as the AV valves close and it signifies the begining of ventricular systole
  22. when does the second sound of the heart occur and what does it signify?
    it occurs when the Semilunar (SL) valves close and it signifies the begining of ventricular diastole
  23. Define Systole:
    contractions pf the heart muscle
  24. Define Diastole:
    relaxation of the heart muscle
  25. What are the points of depoloarization and repolarization in heart excitation related to an electrocardiogram (ECG)?
    • P: atrial depolarization (SA node depolarization)
    • Q, R, S: ventricular depolarization (atrial repolarization-not shown)
    • T: ventricular repolarization
  26. What are the phases of the cardiac cycle?
    • ventricular filling
    • ventricular diastole
    • Isometrics relaxation
  27. What is the formua for cardiac output?
    CO (ml/min) = HR (heart rate in beats/min) x SV (sroke volume in ml/beat)
  28. what is cardiac output
    the amount of blood pumped by each ventricle in 1 min
  29. what is stroke volume?
    SV= end diastolic volume (EDV)- end systolic volume (ESV)
  30. what is the end diastolic volume (EDV)?
    the amount of blood collected in a ventricle during diastole
  31. what is the end systolic volume (ESV)?
    the amount od blood remaining in a ventricle after contraction
  32. what factors affect SV?
    • preload: the amount ventricles are stretched by contained blood
    • contractablility: cardiac cell contractile force due to factors other than EDV
    • afterload: back pressure exerted by blood in the large arteries leaving the heart
  33. What is the Frank -Starling law of the heart?
    • preload, or degree of stretch, of cardiac muscle cells before they contract is the critical factor controlling SV.
    • slow heartbeat and exercise increase venous return to the heart, increases SV
    • blood loss and extremely rapid heartbeat, decrease SV
  34. What extrensic factors influence stroke volume (SV)?
    Contractility is the increase in contractile strength, independent of stretch and end diastolic volume (EDV)
  35. Increase in contractility comes from:
    • increase in sympathetic stimuli
    • certain hormones
    • Ca2+ and some drugs
  36. Decrease in contractility comes from:
    • acidosis
    • increase extracellular K+
    • Calcium channel blockers
  37. How do chornotropic factors affect heart rate?
    • Positive Chornotropic factors increase heart rate
    • Negative Chornotropic factors decrease heart rate
  38. How is the heart regulated by the autonomic nervous system (ANS)?
    • Sympathetic nervous system (SNS) stimulation is activated by stress, anxiety, excitement or exercise- increase heart rate
    • Parasympathetic Nervous System (PNS) stimulation is mediated by acetylcholine and opposes the SNS- decreases heart rate
    • PNS dominated autonomic stimulation, slowing heart rate and causing vagal tone
  39. What is the atrial (Bainbridge) reflex?
    • a sympathetic reflex initiated by increase blood in the atria
    • causes stimulation of the sinoatrial (SA) node
    • stimulated baroreceptors in the atria, causing increase SNS stimulation
  40. How can the heart be chemically regulated?
    • hormones, epinephrine and thyroxine, increase HR
    • intra- and extra- cellular ion concentrations must be maintained for normal heart functions
  41. What is Congestive heart failure (CHF) caused by?
    • coronary atherosclerosis
    • persistant high blood pressure
    • mutiple myocardial infarcts
    • dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM)
  42. What does CHF do to when it happens on the right and left sides?
    • Right side- causes a backup of blood (sausage fingers)
    • Left side- blood gets in lungs (hard time breathing)
  43. The aspects of a fetal heart:
    • right ventricle slightly thicker
    • bypass pulmonary circulation
    • foramen ovale connect the 2 atria
    • ductus arteriosus connects pulmonary truck and the aorta
    • foramen ovale closed once 1st solid breath is taken
  44. How does getting to old age affect the heart?
    • sclerosis and thickening of valve flaps
    • decline in cardiac reserve
    • fibrosis of cardiac muscle
    • atherosclerosis
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The Heart
Anatomy & Physiology 2 Chapter 18 The Cardiovascular System: The Heart
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