Miracle of the Human Body
The Cardiovascular System (#104)
At the center of the human cardiovascular system is the heart. The human heart is a muscular organ that is a bioengineering marvel. It works flawlessly, 24/7, throughout the lifetime of each individual. See how it delivers blood, a truly miracle substance, to all parts of the human body through a vast network of arteries and veins. Each component of the cardiovascular system's physiology and anatomy is shown in vivid detail by world renowned surgeon Dr. Mark Reisman. [28 minutes]
This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.
Series Description: Classes studying human anatomy will find this series useful in providing information about basic anatomy, physiology, chemistry, and mechanics of the various body systems. Heart surgeon Dr. Mark Reisman describes the anatomy and function of each body system through live-action video, photos, medical imaging, and realistic 3-D animation. The evolutionary development of each body system is also discussed. Cadaver dissections are used to point out structures and organs associated with each system.
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