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Overview of the Heart

Overview of the Heart

The heart is a muscular organ, the pump at the center of the circulatory system, which carries blood to and from all areas of the body. Blood brings oxygen and nutrients to organs, and picks up carbon dioxide, a waste product, to be expelled by the lungs.



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

Major Components of the Heart

Exterior Anatomy

Interior Anatomy

Cardiac Cycle

Electrical Conduction

Functions of the Heart