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Why is the cardiovascular system important?

Why is the cardiovascular system important?

CV system: If the cardiovascular system doesn't work, you're dead. I guess that makes it sort of important. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Vascular System (Definition)

The vascular system performs circulation of blood throughout the body. It consists of the arteries and veins that run everywhere including the head, neck, chest, abdomen and all 4 extremities. The heart might also be included as it is the pump that circulates the blood thru the vascular system. The lymphatics of the body are also considered a third part ...Read more


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Can you advise me on cardiovascular system?

Can you advise me on cardiovascular system?

Yes. ..: It would be helpful if you would specify a concern or problem you have. It's an overly broad question. ...Read more

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What organs are in the cardiovascular system?

What organs are in the cardiovascular system?

CVS: Cardio= heart
Vascular system = blood vessels

heart and blood vessel system.........of course its attached to everything else in the body and it all works together. ...Read more

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What organs compose the cardiovascular system?

The heart: And the blood vessels that come to and go from it. That's it though. However, the lungs have a critical interaction with the heart because they sit (in blood flow) between the right and left heart. Furthermore, the kidneys have an important interaction because they secrete chemicals that alter blood flow, blood pressure and heart squeeze. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the cardiovascular system?

A little too broad: That's like saying, "tell me in 50 words or less about life on earth." ...Read more

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What are killer diseases of the cardiovascular system?

atherosclerosis: The most certain answer to your question is atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) which can result in heart attacks and congestive heart failure, both of which could result in death. There are also a number of inherited conditions which can result in fatal heart rhythms such as long qt syndrome, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, brugada syndrome, etc.…. ...Read more

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How is the cardiovascular system affected by exercise?

How is the cardiovascular system affected by exercise?

Exercise: Exercise causes increased efficiency of body systems to facilitate higher levels of performance. ...Read more

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How does your cardiovascular system respond to exercise?

How does your cardiovascular system respond to exercise?

Exercise: The first response to exercise is to increase heart rate and then blood pressure. This is the followed by several physiologic responses such as shunting blood to the muscles and the use of both Amino Acids from proteins and fats for production of energy. There are other long term changes that take place also. ...Read more

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What is the primary purpose of the cardiovascular system?

Distribute blood: The heart pumps oxygenated blood through the arteries to the organs and the veins bring the unoxygenated blood back to the heart. ...Read more

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What are the main functions of the cardiovascular system?

The engine...: The main function of the cardiovascular system is to keep all of the other organ systems functioning by providing them with blood flow. All the organ systems work in harmony to make the body work, some act like filters, some like computers, some like machines. The heart is like the engine in the car. You need all the parts of the car to work to drive it, but won't go anywhere without the engine. ...Read more

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What affect do exercises have on the cardiovascular system?

What affect do exercises have on the cardiovascular system?

Improves output: Aerobic exercise helps the heart by improving conditioning through enhanced delivery of oxygen to the tissues and enhanced extraction of oxygen in tho muscles. Over time richer vascular networks in those muscles enhances cardiac output by reducing afterload (the "load" that the heart has to pump against). Isometric exercises (example lifting heavy weights) benefits less and increases lvh. ...Read more

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How do the types of smoke affect the cardiovascular system?

Detrimental: All types of smoke are detrimental to the cardiovascular system. ...Read more

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What is the principle functions of the cardiovascular system?

What is the principle functions of the cardiovascular system?

Pump and deliver: The heart will pump blood into the vessels which carries oxygen and nutrition to organs and bring back waste to be cleared by lungs, liver and kidneys. ...Read more

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What disorders are associated with the cardiovascular system?

What disorders are associated with the cardiovascular system?

Cardiovascular: You cannot divorce the cardiovascular system from any disorder that occurs in a living body. ...Read more

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Please describe the main purpose of the cardiovascular system?

Please describe the main purpose of the cardiovascular system?

Cv system: The cardiovascular system circulates blood and nutrient through the body and maintains the dynamic forces needed to do that. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some cardiovascular system diseases?

Heart disease: Congenital, infectious, degenerative, toxic, arteriosclerotic, malignant, inflammatory. ...Read more

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What are activities that can improve your cardiovascular system?

What are activities that can improve your cardiovascular system?

All do!: Even weight training improves your cardiovascular system. Sporting activities that are of longer duration, ie. Aerobic: running, cycling, rowing, etc. Are more liekly to do this faster. But even resistance exercises do a good job! ...Read more

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How does the cardiovascular system work with other systems in the body?

Supplies blood: The CV system supplies blood to all the other systems in the body to help deliver oxygen and remove waste. ...Read more

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What are examples of diseases associated with the cardiovascular system?

Many: Blockages leading to angina, stroke and problems with walking. Aneurysms which can lead to bleeding and death. Blood clots leading to leg swelling and trouble breathing. There are other problems that can develop as well. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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Cardiovascular (Definition)

Cardiovascular is a general term that refers to all the components of the blood delivery system in the body such as the ...Read more