Cardiology Health Basics

The Cardiovascular System Explained – Part 2

Oct 20, 2014 |

Physiology of the Cardiovascular System Functions of the Circulatory System There are three primary responsibilities relegated to the cardiovascular system: conveyance of substances, defense against foreign bodies, and homeostatic regulation. Conveyance: The cardiovascular system carries blood to virtually all of the tissues throughout the body. The blood transports oxygen and vital nutrients as well as […more]

The Cardiovascular System Explained – Part 1

Oct 17, 2014 |

The cardiovascular system is comprised of the heart, blood vessels, and approximately 5 liters of blood that they circulate within the body. Powered by the hard-working organ known as the heart, which is more or less the size of your fist, the circulatory system’s main responsibility is for getting oxygen, nutrients, hormones, and cellular waste […more]