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Overview of the Cardiovascular System

Overview of the Cardiovascular System

The cardiovascular system (also knows as the circulatory system) consists of the heart, a network of blood vessels, and blood. All substances essential for cellular metabolism are transported by the cardiovascular system.

 

 

 

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Author(s): Center for Educational Outreach, Baylor College of Medicine.
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Overview of the Cardiovascular System

Major Components of the System

Heart

Vessels: Arteries

Vessels: Capillaries

Vessels: Veins

Blood

Blood, cont.

Functions of the System

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