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THE HUMAN HEART

Michelle Bollar
PARTS OF THE HEART
• Right Atrium
– Receives blood from the
body (via vena cava) Left
Atrium
Right
• Right Ventricle Atrium
– Receives blood from the
Right Atrium; pumps blood to the
lungs
• Left Atrium
– Receives blood from the
Lungs (via pulmonary veins)
Right
Left
• Left Ventricle Ventricle
Ventricle
– Receives blood from the
Left Atrium; pumps blood to the body
PARTS OF THE HEART
Aorta
• Aorta
– Carries oxygen-rich blood to the
body Superior Right Pulmonary Artery
Vena & Left Pulmonary Artery
• Right Pulmonary Artery & Left Cava
Pulmonary Artery
– Carries blood from heart to the lungs
to pick up oxygen
• Superior Vena Cava
– Oxygen-poor blood from upper parts
of the body returns to the heart
• Apex
Apex
– Base of the heart; strong cardiac
muscle
PARTS OF THE HEART
• Right Pulmonary Veins & Left
Pulmonary Veins
– Receives blood from the
body (via vena cavae) Left
Pulmonary
• Inferior Vena Cava Veins

– Receives blood from the


Right Atrium; pumps blood to the lungs
• Tricuspid Valve Mitral
– Controls blood flow from the right Valve
Atrium into the right Ventricle Tricuspid
Valve
• Mitral Valve
– Controls blood flow from the left
Atrium into left Ventricle
 Blood will travel through the
heart twice and the lungs once
before it returns to the body or head.
THE BLOOD’S
JOURNEY
YOUR HEARTBEAT

Activity:
What is your heart rate?
1. Find your pulse on your wrist or neck
2. Count how many beats in 30 seconds
then multiply by 2
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT THE HEART

 The study of the human heart and its


various disorders is known as
cardiology.
 The heart beat is strong enough to
squirt blood 30 feet
 The human heart beats~35 million
times per year
 The heart pumps~1,000,000 barrels of
blood in a lifetime