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how does the respiratory system and the cardiovascular system work together

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Garner
15 years experience in 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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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience in 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
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in 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. Orlando Puente
40 years experience in 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
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Garner
15 years experience in 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 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in 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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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
32 years experience in 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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in 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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