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Doctor insights on: Direction Of Blood Flow Through The Heart Diagram

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What is the sequence of blood flow through the heart and vascular system?

What is the sequence of blood flow through the heart and vascular system?

Here you go: Blood enters through the vena cavae, passes through the right atrium into the right ventricle. The blood then goes out into the lungs and returns via the pulmonary veins to the left atrium. That blood then goes out the left ventricle to the body and returns via the vena cavae. The order of blood vessels is great vessels, arteries, arterioles, capillaries, venules, veins and back to the cavae. ...Read more

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How can the blood flow through your heart?

How can  the blood flow through your heart?

Coronary arteries: Low o2 blood from vena cavas into right atrium to rt ventricle to pulmonary artery to lungs to be oxygenated. Then to pulmonary veins to left atrium and ventricle to be pump through aortic valve to aorta then to the body. The coronary arteries located right after the aortic valve at the ascending aorta will get o2 blood to the actual heart. ...Read more

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Can rapid blood flow while exercising good for the heart?

Yes: It lowers bad cholesterol, raises good cholesterol, burns calories, promotes healthy weight, reduces the risk of diabetes, reduces the risk of abnormal blood clotting, improves aeration to otherwise underused portions of the lungs, improves muscle tone, and provocatively screens people for arteriosclerotic heart disease. ...Read more

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Can you please give me a technical description of reverse blood flow in heart chambers?

Can you please give me a technical description of reverse blood flow in heart chambers?

Blood go R-L: Blood flow from right chamber to the left chambers. Blood from your body to right chambers then to the lung to get o2. Then to the left chambers to be pump out to the whole body. It's a cycle of life. When you have valvular heart problems blood can reverse back to the right a create all source of problems. Also can reverse by defects at the inner walls of the chambers. Hope i don't confuse you. ...Read more

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What are some possibilities of a heart located more to the right, but all chambers, blood flow and no other abnormalities are detected? 18wk

What are some possibilities of a heart located more to the right, but all chambers, blood flow and no other abnormalities are detected? 18wk

Dextrocardia....: when the heart is oriented to the right instead of the normal orientation to the left, it is called Dextrocardia. Nothing needs to be done, but if you need an ECG done for chest pain for example, you need to tell them so they can put the leads on the right side of your chest instead of the left. ...Read more

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Please help docs! where does perfusion occur in the blood flow of the heart?

Please help docs! where does perfusion occur in the blood flow of the heart?

All over!: The left ventricle pumps blood into the aorta. The first branches off the aorta are the left main and right coronary arteries. These arteries have branches that distribute blood all over the heart. These smaller arteries have even smaller branches called arterioles. The arterioles branch into microscopic capillaries. This network is so thorough that every heart muscle cell is close to a capillary. ...Read more

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Enlarged heart and decreased blood flow in and out of heart. Am middle aged. What to do?

Enlarged heart and decreased blood flow in and out of heart. Am middle aged. What to do?

See heart doc ASAP!!: This sounds very abnormal. I would see a cardiologist right away. ...Read more

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Could you please describe how increases in the heart rate affect coronary blood flow?

Could you please describe how increases in the heart rate affect coronary blood flow?

Inverse: The coronaries fill during diastole. As heart rate increases, diastole shortens. At very fast heart rates, there may be inadequate time for coronary filling. ...Read more

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If an person is taking an blood thinner for heart isease, can he take the product "healthy blood flow" from an health store?

If an person is taking an blood thinner for heart isease, can he take the product "healthy blood flow" from an health store?

See below: It depends on what is in healthy blood flow. Chances are that a nutritional supplement is not needed. Also these products are not regulated by the fda. ...Read more

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What can cause a blood flow from heart to liver be at borderline fast, can be normal in me? I have no symptoms, i went for annual and here i am!

What can cause a blood flow from heart to liver be at borderline fast, can be normal in me? I have no symptoms, i went for annual and here i am!

Normal variant.: This could just be a normal variation for you. If you don't have any symptoms, then i wouldn't worry about it. Every time a test or study is performed on someone, you're going to find something off even if the person is perfectly healthy. It's just part of being human - no two people are exactly alike. ...Read more

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