Understanding The Heart and Circulatory System

Understanding the Heart and Circulatory System in 3 mins

Understanding the Heart and Circulatory System can be really tricky from a manual, it is hard to see exactly how the blood flows between the chambers and understand the function of each feature of the heart.

This blog and video will talk you through each step in under 3 minutes, so you can learn quickly and be ready for your level 2 or 3 anatomy and physiology exam.

The Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology exam, usually has 40 questions, of which 5-8 of these are likely to relate to the heart and circulatory system and the flow of blood around the body.

Watch the quick 3-minute video to learn each of the key features of the heart, pausing if you need to take notes, and then progress to the mock questions at the bottom of the blog to check your understanding.

Understanding the Heart and Circulatory System in 3 mins

This video is for you if you are studying for your level 2 or 3 anatomy and physiology exam.

First of all, there are some functions and some features of the heart and circulatory system including the 4 chambers of the heart, arteries, veins and capillaries. There are also 4 valves that you need to know about as well as the electrical signal causing the contraction and the blood flow to the heart itself. We’re gonna explain all of these in the video above.

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Heart and Circulatory System Mock Questions

Answer these three questions and check your answers below

1. Which chamber of the heart pumps deoxygenated blood?
A. Left Atrium
B. Right Atrium
C. Left Ventricle
D. Right Ventricle

2. What name is given to the blood vessels that serve the heart muscle itself?
A. Coronary Arteries
B. Vena Cavae
C. Pulmonary arteries
D. Aorta

3. Which valve is responsible for preventing backflow between the aorta and the left ventricle?
A. Mitral Valve
B. Aortic Valve
C. Bicuspid
D. Pulmonary Valve

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