The Cardiovascular System By: Kiyannah, Chivonne and serenity

About the cardiovascular System

"The cardiovascular system is “a vast network of organs and vessels that is responsible for the flow of blood, nutrients, hormones, oxygen and other gases to and from cells. Without the circulatory system, the body would not be able to fight disease or maintain a stable internal environment — such as proper temperature and pH — known as homeostasis.”

Zimmermann, Kim Ann. "Circulatory System: Facts, Function & Diseases." Live Science. Purch, 11 Mar. 2016. Web. 16 Mar. 2017.

Anatomy

The cells involved in the cardiovascular system are blood, the heart arteries, veins and capillaries. The types of tissues in the cardiovascular system are epithelial, connective, muscle and nervous tissues. The types of organs in the cardiovascular system are heart blood vessels.

Physiology

The organ system keeps life pumping through you. It supplies oxygen to the body.“The human cardiovascular system is composed of a heart which pumps blood through a closed system of blood vessels. The heart is composed mostly of cardiac muscle, or myocardium. Its primary function is to transport nutrients, water, gases, wastes, and chemical signals throughout the body.”

"Cardiovascular Physiology." Cardiovascular Physiology. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Mar. 2017.

Disease in cardiovascular system

According to the American Heart Association “Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Because of its vastness and critical nature, it is one of the systems of the body most prone to disease.”One of the common diseases of the cardiovascular system is called arteriosclerosis, “in which the fatty deposits in the arteries causes the walls to stiffen and thicken the walls.”

The Cardiovascular System and Homeostais

To maintain homeostasis, the cardiovascular system delivers oxygen and nutrients in your blood. This is so that they can pass into fluids that are surrounded by cells. The system does have control mechanisms to ensure that specific body areas receive the blood supply that they need to maintain their internal equilibrium. The cardiovascular system also facilitates the removing waste and carrying them away in plasma.Without the cardiovascular system the body wouldn’t be able to perform proper homeostasis, such as stable body temperature and pH.

"How does the circulatory system maintain homeostasis?" Reference. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Mar. 2017.

Report Abuse

If you feel that this video content violates the Adobe Terms of Use, you may report this content by filling out this quick form.

To report a Copyright Violation, please follow Section 17 in the Terms of Use.