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Blood Flow in the Heart

 Blood comes back to the heart via the veins. The small veins join together to form larger veins, which in turn join to form the two largest veins, the Superior (higher) Vena Cava and the Inferior (lower) Vena Cava. The blood returns to the heart via these huge...

More about the Heart: Four Heart Valves

 The atria receive blood from all the parts of the body and the lungs and push it into the ventricles. The ventricles contract and push blood through the huge Aorta and Pulmonary Artery and then through the whole body and the lungs respectively. In this way, the...

The Heart: A Four Room Apartment

 The heart has four chambers, two atria (atrium-chamber) and two ventricles (cavities). There is an atrium and a ventricle on the right and one each, on the left side. Heart Failure results if the ventricles are overworked, overstrained and swollen. The heart can be...

The Deadly Disease

 Given a choice I would rather have a painful disease, because pain will make me rush to take treatment. But if I have a disease without symptoms my body may be damaged without my knowing it! High Blood Pressure (HBP, hypertension) and Diabetes Mellitus (DM) are...

Blood for the Heart

Blood for the Heart Although so much blood flows through the heart it  gets no nourishment on its own. The heart has to depend on the coronary arteries for blood to keep itself fit. Having to work so hard, the heart demands and gets one of the  richest blood...

Fancy Electric Pump

Fancy Electric Pump The heart is indeed a biological miracle. Fist-sized, it pumps blood through the entire body for a whole life time, day and night. It is the blood which supplies nutrients and oxygen to the body. It is through the  blood  again, ...