What types of cells that make up the heart and blood vessels?

Multiple cells types. The heart and blood vessels that form the cardiovascular system are complex organs composed of many different cell types. The entire system is lined with endothelial cells, a type of epithelial cell. The heart and vessels also contain smooth muscle and nerve cells, that regulate vessel constriction and the pumping of the heart. Tough outer coverings are made up of other epithelial cells.

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What type of fat is good for your heart and your blood vessels?

The ideal diet. = gvb = grains/veg/beans (+ fruit nuts, and seeds) at the 90 + % level. This is what fits with our anatomy and physiology. But of the fats, nuts/seeds are some better with small organic extra virgin oiive & sesame oils or krill oil (likely better than distilled fish oil). I say take supplements only 4-5 days/week so that the body does not become adapted to them & they become ineffective. Www. Thepm.

When traveling through the heart and blood vessels where is the blood low in oxygen?

Circulation. Blood releases o2 to the tissues and becomes poor in oxygen to travel up to the lungs to capture it in the vessels there. Then it returns to the heart that pumps oxygenated blood to the tissues to be released there and return to the lungs again to get oxygenated.

When traveling through the heart and blood vessels where is the blood high in oxygen?

Circulation. Blood releases o2 to the tissues and becomes poor in oxygen to travel up to the lungs to capture it in the vessels there. Then it returns to the heart that pumps oxygenated blood to the tissues to be released there and return to the lungs again to get oxygenated.

What happens to the heart and blood vessels if you don't do any cardiovascular exercise?

Complicated. By lack of exercise, do you mean complete immobility? Also, what type of diet is the person consuming? Are they under a lot of stress? What is the family history? Many things contribute to good heart health. Exercise is but one of them, constant low intensity activity without exercise can still keep someone's heart healthy with the right diet and well managed stress and sleep.

What are the effects of nicotine and carbon monoxide on the heart and blood vessels?

Multiple effects. Nicotine increases blood pressure by promoting the constriction of blood vessels, and elevating the heart rate. These effects occur through many mechanisms, including activation of the sympathetic nervous system, adrenal hormone release, and the release of many neurotransmitters. Carbon monoxide is not known to have a direct effect on the heart or vessels, but impairs blood oxygen delivery.

Why exactly is smoking bad for you heart and blood vessels?

Atherosclerosis. It accelerates the process of atherosclerosis or clogging the arteries plus has hypercoagulable effect ie makes ur blood thicker and more prone to develop clots. Nicotine can induce spasms in the coronary arteries and periphral arteries too.

Could you tell me what is the general name of the blood vessels on the heart?

Coronary arteries. Deliver oxygenated blood to the heart. Coronary veins return deoxygenated blood back.

Do trained professional endurance athletes have more blood vessels surrounding the heart and the rest if the body?

Yes. Exercise improve blood circulation and open up smaller blood vessels which may not be visible to naked eye.
Normal finding. Athletes do not have more blood vessels than the average person but their heart works more efficiently. In general, the more fit that one is, the slower the resting heart rate and the more efficient is the pumping action of the heart. Athletes are able to raise their slow resting heart rate with activity and have it come back to normal very quickly. Those out of shape will take a long time.