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What are the types of blood vessels?

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Dr. Nassir Azimi
Interventional Cardiology 23 years experience
Multiple: Arteries, arterioles, cappilaries, veinules, veins.
Dr. Joel Gotvald
Vascular Surgery 25 years experience
Blood Vessel Types: Arteries, veins, and capillaries. Arteries carry oxygen rich blood away from the heart & toward the organs. Veins carry oxygen poor blood away from the organs and back to the heart & lungs to get re-oxygenated. The capillaries are the connecting blood vessel that travel between arteries and veins, allowing the blood exchange between the two networks.

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