last updated: December 9, 2018
Chapter B: Cardiovascular System


This chapter contains:
27 pages
133 images
3 animations
many MCQ's
many Glossaries


B.1. Introduction to the CVS

... a short intro in the cardiovascular system and the its major organs.


B.2. Structure of the Heart

... before we study the physiology of the CVS, we first need to know something about the structure (=anatomy) of the major organ in the CVS: The Heart!

3. The Electrical Heart:

It is essential to know and understand the electrical system of the heart! Without this, you won't understand how the whole system works.

B.4. The Contracting Heart:

Once you know how the heart works electrically, it is not too difficult to understand how the heart contracts and how it pumps the blood through the whole body.

B.6. Cardiac Regulation:

Of course, both the heart and the blood vessels need to be regulated by the demands of the body.


B.7. CVS Pathophysiology:

Unfortunately, both in heart and in the blood vessels, things can go wrong. Here is a short summary of some major diseases of the CVS.


Chapter B: Cardiovascular System

© BasicPhysiology.com 2016-2018
mail to: info@BasicPhysiology.com