Before we progress further into this relatively complex case, please review module 6 in the Case Study Workbook: The Heart, Pathway of Blood Flow, Coronary Blood Supply, and Myocardial Ischemia and Infarction. Visit the following sites and review heart biology for a better understanding of the physiological basis of an acute myocardial infarction.
View How the Heart Works video and answer the following questions:
See also: Map of the Human Heart from NOVA. Launch interactive video to step through the blood as it travels through the heart. You can also view the anatomy of the heart and interesting heart facts.
- 5. What are the top 2 chambers of the heart called?
- 6. What are the pumping chambers of the heart called?
- 7. What is the valve that separates the right atrium from the right ventricle?
- 8. What is the valve that separates the left atrium from the left ventricle?
- 9. What is the valve that separates blood from the right ventricle and the pulmonary trunk, and sends blood out to the lungs?
- 10. What is the valve that separates blood from the left ventricle and aorta, and sends blood out to the body?
- 11. Trace the pathway of blood through the heart.
View Blood Vessels: Arteries, Capillaries & More video and How Blood Pressure Works video and answer the following questions:
- 12. What is the role of arteries, veins, and capillaries in blood circulation?
- 13. Explain how blood pressure is taken?
- 14. What is the difference between systolic and diastolic blood pressures?
View Pulmonary and Systemic Circulation video and Coronary Vessels video and answer the following questions:
- 15. Define pulmonary circulation.
- 16. Define coronary circulation from the video on "the Heart.".
- 17. Define the circulatory system.
Tests for heart function:
View What is an echocardiogram video and answer the following questions:
See also: Echocardiogram
- 18. What is an echocardiogram?
- 19. List and describe 4 types of echocardiograms.