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how are the cardiovascular system and the respiratory system dependent on each other

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Intricate connection: The respiratory system provides oxygen that nourishes the entire body, including the heart and vascular system. Without oxygen, we die. Without the ... Read More
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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
73 years experience Preventive Medicine
Good question: Both these systems, like the rest of your body, are under the control of the lower part of the brain. Whether we like it or not, this is a computer. ... Read More
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
23 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Beautifully: Your body uses oxygen for fuel and produces carbon dioxide as waste. These gases circulate in the blood, which is pumped by the heart to the lungs (an ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Orlando Puente
41 years experience Vascular Surgery
No O2 no function: Easy think of it as an engine the blood is the gas that supplies the body and you need to have oxygen to run the body, so when you breathe te blood ge ... Read More
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Dr. J Roberts answered
27 years experience Vascular Surgery
Directly: If you don't cary out gas exchange (o2--co2)in the lungs, then your blood ph will fall (acidosis), and the heart will experience arrhythmias, ultimate ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
System: The two systems work together and require each other to function. If they weren't connected, symmetry and coordination wouldn't be effective.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Garner
16 years experience Cardiology
Gas exchange: The heart and lungs work together is a carefully coordinated team to pick up oxygen from the lungs, deliver it to the tissues, and then take the waste ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Garner
16 years experience Cardiology
O2 Delivery: The lungs exchange co2 from metabolism for o2. The heart delivers a carefully calibrated amount of blood to the body to match o2 delivered to o2 need ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
33 years experience Vascular Surgery
Lots: The cardiovascular system and pulmonary work together to pump and add oxygen and remove carbon dioxide from the blood stream. They are directly conne ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
System: The two systems work together and require each other to function. If they weren't connected, symmetry and coordination wouldn't be effective.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
System: The two systems work together and require each other to function. If they weren't connected, symmetry and coordination wouldn't be effective.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Complex: Some would say that the heart is simply an accessory muscle of respiration, but try breathing without one! (BTW, they're directly connected by the pul ... Read More

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